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Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping, assault

Dustin Stanley Goodhue has posted bail and pleaded not guilty to the dozen charges raised against him in Clallam County Superior Court.

The 27-year-old man was charged Jan. 20 in Clallam County Superior Court with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The court has scheduled April 13 as a start date for his four-day trial.

After posting bail, which was set at $100,000, Goodhue's travel was restricted to western Washington. He also is not allowed to leave his home between the hours of 8 p.m.-6 a.m. and cannot contact co-defendant Kristopher Boynton or any witnesses in the case.

Charges were brought against the pair after the Sequim Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff's Office reportedly made five controlled drug purchases from Goodhue and his alleged partner, Boynton, 27, also of

Sequim, using a confidential police informant during the fall and early winter of 2008.

During the investigation leading to his arrest, officers received reports Goodhue had been robbed and had taken two men from their homes at gunpoint to question them about the robbery.

Goodhue never reported the robbery to police.

The items taken reportedly included $5,000 from the sale of drugs, about 40 to 50 80-milligram Oxycodone pills and about 1 ounce of cocaine.

In the first incident, Goodhue reportedly went to a Sequim man's home armed with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, told the man he had been robbed and began searching the apartment.

After finding nothing, Goodhue then reportedly took the man into a wooded area off South Seventh Avenue, handed him a cell phone and told him to call his child because it would be the last time he would ever speak with him.

Goodhue reportedly let the man go after he continually denied involvement in the robbery.

Goodhue reportedly then went to another man's house with the same firearm and took the man to Boynton's house, where he questioned him about the theft. This man also denied involvement, and Goodhue dropped him off at a Sequim business.

Court records say the incidents were reported by the victims and several witnesses.

Officials report buying eight Oxycodone pills from Goodhue on four different occasions and a small baggie of cocaine from Boynton, whose involvement was only the drug activity, according to court documents.

Reports say Goodhue had been selling both drugs but turned over the cocaine distribution to Boynton in 2008.

Boynton faces charges of

delivery of a controlled substance and posession with

intent to deliver a controlled substance.





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