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Clallam County Superior Court

John Morris - Morris, 28, of Port Angeles, was charged Oct. 20 with one count of assault in the third degree, a charge related to the assault of a law enforcement officer, one count of resisting arrest and one count of malicious mischief in the third degree, causing property damage at $50 or less. On Oct. 19, Sequim Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle without a rear license plate light. After the officer stopped the vehicle, he noticed it not only was missing the light, but the license plate entirely, according to the court report. The officer reported smelling intoxicants from the vehicle and that Morris, the driver, admitted to having had a couple of drinks. The officer also reported that Morris refused to submit to a sobriety test, which is why he was arrested for driving under the influence. But when asked to exit the vehicle, Morris refused to cooperate with the officer and physically resisted being taken from the vehicle and physically assaulted the officers when they were arresting him. After being put into handcuffs, Morris allegedly repeatedly hit the handcuffs against the patrol car, damaging the cuffs and making them no longer operable.



Jonathan Sampson - Sampson, 32, of Sequim, was charged Oct. 17 with one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of assault in the fourth degree, a charge related to domestic violence, one count of intimidating a witness, one count of residential burglary and two counts of harassment. Sampson also had been charged in July with burglary and assault. The charge came from an allegation that Sampson forced his way into his estranged wife's apartment in July, grabbed her by the hair and struck her in the head and face several times. But the charges were dismissed Oct. 16 because the victim did not appear in court to testify. On Oct. 17, Sampson allegedly forced his way into the woman's home again and made threats to kill her and their three children. He left when he realized she had called the police. When officers arrived, she said she did not show up in court to be a witness because he had threatened her and her children based on the pending testimony. After officers left the residence, Sampson allegedly returned. Police responded to the home a second time and arrested him. Sampson denied any altercation, indicating he came to the house to reconcile with his wife.



David Fowler - A bench warrant was issued Oct. 23 for the arrest of Fowler, 35, of Sequim, for failure to appear in court on a charge of assault in the second degree. On Aug. 25, a Port Angeles Police officer responded to a reported assault in the city's downtown. Several witnesses, including an off-duty Clallam County Sheriff's deputy, reportedly told the officer that Fowler had attacked another man, adding that the injured man had not provoked the assault.



Nicholas Boyd - Boyd, 19, of Port Angeles, was sentenced Oct. 23 to $1,900 in fines and one year in jail for the charge of solicitation of possession of a controlled substance, Ecstasy. Boyd's jail time was deferred for two years, meaning he will not have to serve the sentence if he is compliant with other court orders. On April 28, Sequim Police used an operative to arrange a purchase of Ecstasy. The operative reportedly used text messaging on his cell phone to arrange a meeting with a person unknown to him. A short time later Boyd allegedly called the operative to arrange a meeting.



Joshua Wilson - Wilson, 26, of Sequim, also known as Joshua Wedding, was sentenced Oct. 16 to eight months in jail and $1,528 in fines for the charge of taking a motor vehicle in the second degree, a class C felony. On June 22, Wilson allegedly was seen driving a stolen minivan on Towne Road. The plates on the van were registered to a motor home, so officers conducted a traffic stop. Police reports indicate Wilson had stolen the vehicle from a church parking lot.



Alicia Slick - Slick, 23, of Sequim, entered into a diversion contract with Clallam County Superior Court for the charges of theft in the first degree and forgery. If Slick is able to meet the requirements of the program, the court will drop the charges against her. A Sequim resident reported discovering five checks totaling $2,250 had been written from his checking account without his permission. The checks had been dated between mid-January and early February. Each check was either made out to Alicia or Shannon Slick.



Evan Pierce - Pierce, 23, of Sequim, entered into a drug court contract with Clallam County Superior Court for five counts of forgery. If Pierce is able to complete the requirements of the program, the court will drop the charges. A Sequim woman reported five checks had been written and cashed in early August. The checks allegedly were written to her grandson Evan Pierce. The total taken from the account reportedly totaled $2,150.



Samuel Robertson - Robertson, 45, of Sequim, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $535 in fines for the charge of driving while license suspended or revoked in the third degree. The 90 days of confinement are deferred for two years and will go away completely if Robertson complies with the court-ordered supervision program. Sequim Police conducted a traffic stop on Robertson due to his license suspension in April 2007.

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