Clallam County Superior Court

Mark Seamands - Seamands, 38, of Sequim, was charged Jan. 9 with two counts of assault in the second degree. A Clallam County Sheriff's deputy report indicated Seamands "recklessly" inflicted bodily harm on his two children, ages 13 and 15, by "branding" them on their skin with a hot branding iron. Though the children reportedly stated to the detective the act did not hurt and was done with their consent, Seamands' actions have resulted in two charges.

Matthew Malcolm Jr. - Malcolm, 18, of Port Angeles, was sentenced Jan. 9 to two months in jail and $1,150 in fines for the crime of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. The judge converted 30 days of confinement into 240 hours of community service. On Dec. 15, a Washington State Patrol trooper was driving on U.S. Highway 101 at the speed limit in snow and ice. Malcolm allegedly passed the officer at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his emergency lights. The vehicle did not stop, cut off several other vehicles and ran a red light while turning south off the highway. The car pulled over and the driver fled on foot. Passengers in the vehicle expressed fear for their lives and identified Malcolm as the driver who fled the scene. Sequim Police responded to the scene with a canine unit and began a search of nearby woods. A sergeant from the Clallam County Sheriff's Office located Malcolm sometime later without a shoe. The

Sequim canine unit found his shoe nearby the chase scene.

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