Charles Southammavong had previously been found guilty in SeaTac Municipal Court of assaulting his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend in January and was under court order not to have any contact with her.

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A SeaTac man who was arrested early Saturday for allegedly firing a handgun into the air on Seattle’s Capitol Hill was wanted on a $100,000 warrant accusing him of raping his ex-girlfriend in May, court records show.

In addition to second-degree rape domestic violence, Charles Southammavong, 23, was charged with unlawful imprisonment and felony violation of a domestic-violence protection order, charging papers say.

He had previously been found guilty in SeaTac Municipal Court of assaulting his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend in January, and Southammavong was under court order not to have any contact with her, say the charges filed in the rape case. That order also barred him from possessing firearms, the charges say.

On Monday, a King County District Court judge found probable cause to also hold Southammavong on investigation of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the probable-cause statement outlining the police case in the Capitol Hill incident. His bail on the firearm allegation was also set at $100,000, jail records show.

In Saturday’s incident, Southammavong and a 25-year-old woman were crossing East Pine Street on Harvard Avenue when Southammavong pointed a handgun in the air and fired at least three times, says the probable-cause statement.

Police responded and spoke with two pedestrians as well as a man who had photographed Southammavong from his apartment window, the statement says.

Officers found the couple on the top level of a nearby parking garage but let them go because one officer mistakenly thought the man did not match witness descriptions of the shooter’s clothing, the statement says.

After the officer who viewed the witness’ photos realized the mistake, officers spotted the couple in a vehicle at the Shell gas station on Broadway and East Pike Street, says the statement. Southammavong turned north on Broadway then “made a burn out U-turn” when he noticed officers behind him, it says.

Officers used their vehicles to block Southammavong’s car and then arrested him, says the statement. Bystanders posted videos of the arrest on YouTube.