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Woman who beat sex offender with bat bailed out of jail

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 26, 2008 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
June 26, 2008 8:00 am

A woman charged with beating up a sex offender living in her neighborhood has been bailed out of jail.

Tammy Gibson (pictured here) was released shortly after midnight Thursday, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reported overnight. She was bailed out by a bonds company but it unknown who put up the required $15,000.

Advanced Bail Bonds “refused to tell PCSD” who posted the bond, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. (It sounds like that’s not illegal under state law.)

Gibson, 40, was charged last week with beating a Level 3 sex offender living in her neighborhood with a baseball bat. She told authorities she was angry he was living in her neighborhood. She’s told media outlets she’d do it again and “If it were up to me, I would kill him.”

William Baldwin had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. He was later arrested on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender because he did not report his address to the Sheriff’s Department in a timely fashion. He remains in Pierce County Jail.

Prosecutors have charged Gibson with second-degree assault and felony harassment.

Under the conditions of her release, she’s prohibited from contacting Baldwin, having any other criminal behavior, possessing weapons and firearms and consuming alcohol and non-prescription drugs, according to court documents.

The case has caught the eye of several web sites and blogs.

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