Clallam County Superior Court


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Donald Chadwick – Clallam County Superior Court issued a bench warrant Sept. 16 for the arrest of Donald Chadwick, 44, of Sequim for the charges of kidnapping in the second degree, assault in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment, unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree and for violating a no contact, protection or retraining order. Police reports indicate Chadwick hid in the back seat of his estranged wife’s car while she was in downtown Sequim and allegedly kidnapped her while brandishing a firearm. She later coaxed him into letting her go, at which time she went to the authorities.

Patrick Athow – Athow, 20, of Sequim, was charged Sept. 15 with four counts of forgery. In August, Athow allegedly stole six bank checks from his mother while visiting her in Sequim, according to a Clallam County Sheriff’s deputy report. The deputy documented four alleged uses of the checks in Port Angeles for a total reported fraud of $710.

Charles Hoffman – Hoffman, 59, of Sequim, was charged Sept. 17 with assault in the second degree with a deadly weapon, harassment and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. On Sept. 16, Sequim Police responded to the 100 block of West Spruce Street on a domestic disturbance call involving two males, one allegedly armed with a hammer. After arriving on the scene, officers found Hoffman, who reportedly was visually distraught over a cat. Officers asked Hoffman to stay with them, at which time he became aggressive, pushing out his chest and yelling profanities at them, according to the report. Due to the aggressive actions, officers detained Hoffman. The report indicated Hoffman believed someone at the residence killed his cat and that he had been threatening that person with a hammer. After arresting Hoffman, officers reported he became very aggressive, kicking the patrol car, jail cell doors and making threats toward the officer’s life.

Sarah Sullivan – Clallam County Superior Court issued a bench warrant Sept. 12 for the arrest of Sullivan, 22, of Port Angeles, for failure to appear in court on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of use of drug paraphernalia. On July 31, Sequim Police conducted a traffic stop on a car with an expired vehicle registration. Sullivan was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license in the third degree and during a search of the vehicle incident to the arrest, the officer reportedly found a purse containing methadone and another drug, Amoxicillin. The officer also allegedly found hypodermic needles, two scales and a methamphetamine smoking device. Court records also show she initially denied ownership of the purse until the officer indicated there was a job application with her name on it in the purse as well, at which time she allegedly admitted ownership of the bag.

Clinton Rice-Glenn – Rice-Glenn, 26, of Sequim, saw his charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree dismissed in court Sept. 16. Court records indicate an absence of any records of a prior felony conviction other than a computer-generated case history, which the state found was not enough evidence to prosecute.

Shane Grieb – Grieb, 21, of Sequim, saw his charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed in court Aug. 28. Court records show the state indicated the lab report for the suspected illegal drug was not conclusive enough to prosecute.

Jonathan Derma – Derma, 18, of Port Angeles, was sentenced Sept. 18 to one month of confinement and $2,150 in fines for the charge of possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana. Derma pleaded guilty to the charge. His month of confinement was converted into 240 hours of community service and he will be monitored through community supervision for one year. On April 28, Sequim Police used an operative to arrange a purchase of Ecstasy. The operative allegedly used text messaging on his cell phone to arrange a meeting with a person unknown to him. A short time later another Sequim man allegedly called the operative in order to arrange a meeting. The operative and officers met the man, who was in a vehicle with two other occupants. The operative allegedly saw Derma hand the man the pills. A search incident to arrest reportedly recovered seven Ecstasy tablets.

Nannette Decoster – Decoster, 44, of Sequim, was sentenced Sept. 17 to two months in jail and $2,101 in fines for the charge of theft in the second degree, a class C felony. Decoster received two days credit for time already served and 30 days of her jail time was converted into 240 hours of community service. On Aug. 31, police went to the Sequim Wal-Mart to investigate a reported theft of money by a store employee. Decoster reportedly admitted to police that she stole the money from cash registers over a period of time. According to court documents, Wal-Mart indicated $1,271 was missing from tills on the days Decoster worked in the month of August and surveillance footage showed Decoster pocketing money from the till on several occasions.

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