At 1:49 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to an assault that occurred in the 400 block of Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. The initial investigation revealed Michael Downham,
26 of Watkins, pointed a loaded shotgun at the victim as a result of an argument.
During the investigation, a search warrant was executed at the residence. The gun used in the assault along with drug related items was seized. Downham was arrested for second Degree Assault and Obstruction of Justice. The investigation also revealed Downham was assisted in the assault and additional charges on at least one other person is expected. Assisting on this call were the Litchfield and Eden Valley Police Departments.