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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette Editor 

Refusal to wear a mask led to Pullman arrest

Argument led to man allegedly punching cop


April 22, 2021

COLFAX — A man didn’t want to wear a mask on a Pullman bus and argued with the driver before allegedly punching a police officer in the face.

Jason A. Johanson, 43, of Pullman, was charged with two counts of assault in the third degree in Whitman County Superior Court on April 15.

He is facing warrants for three counts of failing to appear in court for the past charges of criminal trespassing in the first degree, criminal trespassing in the second degree, and assault in the fourth degree, according to court records.

A Pullman Transit driver called police on April 14 when confronted by a...

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