Man in Jail After Allegedly Firing Weapon in Milton-Freewater


A Milton-Freewater man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly firing a weapon and pointing it at vehicles.

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Locust Trailer Court, 1501 N. Elizabeth St., in Milton-Freewater around 7 p.m. after a 911 caller reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a man holding a gun near a parked vehicle.

While deputies were enroute, additional information came in reporting the man was acting erratic, pointing the gun at vehicles, jumping back and forth, screaming, getting in and out of the parked vehicle and walking around with a gun.

He then reportedly fired the gun again. Umatilla County deputies, together with Oregon State Police, Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office and Milton-Freewater City Police arrived on scene. Officers approached the man on foot.

UCSO Sgt. Josh Roberts used de-escalation techniques to eventually convince the man to surrender without incident. No injuries were reported.

A firearm stolen out of Walla Walla, Wash., in 2018 was recovered at the scene. The man was identified as Luis Antonio Angel Fregoso, 30, from Milton-Freewater. He was arrested and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail for two countes of unlawful use of a weapon, first-degree theft by receiving, second-degree disorderly conduct, and reckless endangering.

The UCSO said the suspect appeared intoxicated at the time of his arrest.