SK man arrested for pulling gun on ex

A 20-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant after allegedly putting a gun to his ex-girlfriend’s head and threatening to kill her, according to the Port Orchard Police Department.

Daniel Charles Galsote was charged on Wednesday in Kitsap County Superior Court with two counts of felony assault after the incident, which apparently began when the victim, a 19-year-old woman, said she went to his house to retrieve a car.

The woman, who said she used to live with Galsote until a month ago, when they broke up, said she drove up to his house on Branson Drive in an attempt to reclaim another vehicle when the suspect ran up to her, yelling.

The alleged victim said she was scared and locked the car doors, but the suspect shoved his hand through the left-rear window — which was broken and covered only in plastic — and put a gun to the back of her head, telling her he would shoot her.

The victim said she then drove away, but came back later with a male friend to retrieve the other car. When they arrived at the suspect’s house, however, she said the tires of the car had been slashed, so the pair then decided to drive to Taco Bell, where they both work.

On the way to Mile Hill Drive, the victim said she saw the suspect riding in a car with four other people near Jackson and Lund avenues.

She said when the suspect saw them, the car pulled into the turn lane and slowed, pulling behind them and chasing them.

She said she could see Galsote was the front passenger, and that he was waving a gun.

When the victim arrived at work, she called 911. When officers arrived, they located the suspect vehicle waiting in the Jack-in-the-Box drive-through, where the suspects had decided to go after threatening the victims.

The officers detained all five occupants, and while searching the car, located a .22-caliber, Ruger pistol under the front-passenger seat.

Although the driver denied following the victim’s car, another occupant verified the victim’s account.

He said Galsote was in the front passenger seat, brandishing a weapon and saying he was going to “kill them both.” The witness said the suspect also took the clip out of the gun to show them it was loaded, and said he wasn’t afraid to go to prison because “I’m already going there.”

Galsote was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one with a domestic violence enhancement, and one count of being a convicted felon with a firearm.

He is currently being held in Kitsap County Jail under $200,000 bail.

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