A motorcycle gang member embroiled in a controversy over child-welfare payments was arrested Easter Sunday after he reportedly threatened to shoot a Spokane woman.
Police say 43-year-old Kenneth “Maggot” Fisette tried to break into a north Spokane house and pointed a gun at a woman who lives there.
Fisette, a member of the Ghost Riders motorcycle gang, made headlines last month for receiving welfare checks to support his 15-year-old son.
The boy is supposed to be living with Fisette’s ex-wife, Sandra, who has legal custody.
Fisette, who is $6,000 behind in his child support payments, is violating a court order by keeping his son.
In Sunday’s incident, Fisette reportedly went to the door of a house in the 2200 block of East Nebraska armed with a .45-caliber handgun.
Police spokesman Dick Cottam said a woman who lives there slammed the door in Fisette’s face, but the biker kicked it in and threatened to shoot her.
She then called police.
Fisette took off running when police arrived, Cottam said, and fled through several back yards before being caught.
Police found a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun on the ground near where they captured Fisette.
They also took a loaded magazine for the gun and two rounds of .45-caliber ammunition from him, Cottam said.
Police did not offer a motive for the reported break-in, but Fisette’s ex-wife said he may have been looking for another of his children.
“He’s just obsessed with these kids,” said Sandra Fisette, mother of the 15-year-old boy.
Fisette’s new wife, Yolanda, disputed that.
She said her husband went to the house to talk to the woman about settling an old feud. He had no intention of breaking in or hurting the woman, Yolanda Fisette said.
“My husband did nothing wrong,” she said.
“He went over there to talk to her civilly.”
She couldn’t explain why he took a loaded gun with him.
Yolanda Fisette added that she thought the woman who lives on East Nebraska was trying to get her husband in trouble.
“It was a setup,” she said.
Kenneth Fisette was being held in the county jail without bond late Monday on a first-degree burglary charge.
The 15-year-old boy, who was with Fisette on Sunday night but was not arrested, was staying at his father’s home Monday.