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CCSO Detectives Arrest Longview Man on Multiple Rape Charges - A20-1524 - 07/23/20

On July 23, 2020 detectives with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office arrested Jacques A. Day, age 35, of Longview on multiple charges, following a month-long investigation.  A female victim contacted detectives to report that while she was dating Day in 2017, Day physically abused her and forced her to engage in sexual acts against her will.  In one instance, Day reportedly tied her to a bed against her will and forcibly raped her.  The female told detectives she learned Jacques Day had also raped other women.

Through the course of their investigation, four additional women reported they had been raped by Jacques Day.  These incidents occurred from 2014 through 2018.  Each victim had been in a dating relationship with Day and reported incidents where Day forced them to have sex against their will.  One victim reported an incident wherein Day reportedly held a pillow over her face for 10-15 seconds, impairing her breathing, because she refused to perform sexual acts.  

On July 23, 2020 detectives served a search warrant at Jacques Day's Longview residence and recovered evidence related to this investigation.  Jacques Day was taken into custody and booked on five counts of Rape 2nd Degree - Domestic Violence, one count of Assault 2nd Degree - Domestic Violence, and one count of Unlawful Imprisonment - Domestic Violence.

Detectives believe there may be more victims related to this investigation.  The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Gladson at 360-577-3092.

Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office - Assault 1, Drive-by Shooting Arrest 20-1687 (July 16 UPDATE, Second Arrest) - 07/16/20

At approximately 0858 hours of July 12, 2020 deputies were dispatched to the area of Pacific Way and Coal Creek Rd, Longview for a report of a shooting.  Witnesses advised deputies two subjects associated with a dark blue passenger car had stopped at this location.  A male passenger reportedly fired shots into a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked at this location.  Both vehicles were gone when deputies arrived.  Deputies observed broken glass and recovered 9mm casings at the scene.

The victim, a 49-year old Longview resident, called dispatch and met with deputies.  The victim reported he was sleeping in his vehicle when he heard a male pounding on the vehicle and asking, "Is anyone home?"  The victim stated that he answered the subject and then the subject fired into the vehicle, causing the victim to duck to avoid injury.  

Deputy Caity Neill investigated a threats incident that was reported shortly thereafter, where the reporting party said he had received threatening videos from Austin Qualls, age 19, of Longview.  Qualls was reportedly upset over a female.  In videos Qualls had posted to Instagram, he was seen with several firearms, including a 9mm pistol.    Qualls reportedly told the victim, "I've got a gun and I'm coming down there to shoot you."  The reporting party, also a 19-year old Longview resident, believed Qualls intended to shoot him.  In the video, deputies noted Qualls matched the physical and clothing descriptions given by witnesses to the earlier shooting incident.

Qualls fled from his residence when deputies attempted to contact him but was located and taken into custody after a K-9 track.  Deputy Neill obtained a search warrant for the suspect's residence and recovered the 9mm pistol seen in the video.  The pistol contained ammunition matching that found at the scene of the earlier shooting.  

When interviewed by deputies, Qualls admitted to both the shooting at Pacific Way and Coal Creek Rd and admitted to making threats in the incident that was reported after the shooting.  He did not give a reason as to why he shot the vehicle.

Austin Qualls was booked into Cowlitz County Jail for Drive-by Shooting and Assault 1st Degree for the Coal Creek Rd incident (A20-1687).  He was also booked for Harassment - Death Threats, Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting arrest, related to the threats report (A20-1688).

This investigation is ongoing.  The Sheriff's Office asks anyone who has information about either incident to please contact Deputy Caity Neill at 360-577-3092.

*******Updated Information*******

On July 15, 2020 Cowlitz County deputies arrested Cadin C. Perdue, 19, of Longview.  Deputies were able to identify Perdue as the driver of the suspect vehicle used in the drive-by shooting incident at Coal Creek Rd and Pacific Way.  Perdue was booked into Cowlitz County Jai on charges of Drive-By Shooting and Assault 1st Degree.