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Man charged for confronting deputy at home

Post by Joyce Chen on Feb. 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm with 9 Comments »
February 16, 2010 8:10 pm

An eighteen-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly tracked down and confronted a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy at home Feb. 9 over an underage drinking citation.

Joshua Paul Yacovone was arraigned Friday in Pierce County Superior Court on charges of third-degree assault and intimidating a public servant.

According to court documents, a deputy identified as M. Smith was walking to his patrol car in his driveway around 8:10 p.m. when he noticed Yacovone exit a vehicle across the street. Yacovone reportedly accused the deputy of taking his money and left only after Smith pointed a rifle at him.

The dispute arose from an earlier incident that day; around 3:30 a.m., Smith stopped Yacovone, who was riding his bicycle in the 21200 block of 66th Avenue East in Frederickson. Yacovone allegedly told the deputy that he had been drinking alcohol and was a “Hatchet,” a reference to the rap musical group Insane Clown Posse, whose followers are Juggalos. Smith cited him for being a minor in possession of alcohol and released him, the court documents stated.

Yacovone was arrested at his residence. He pleaded not guilty and is being held on $100,000 bail.

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Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. Lead to the Head for Mr. Yacovone !

  2. Would have Mr. Smith’s picture not being of public record have made a difference here? No, not in the slightest. All that keeping the picture of officers secret will be to immunize officers improper or illegal behavior. How are a 5 y/o or Non-English speaking person to point to the one that did it? The way to suppress crime in our communities is to apply exactly the same standards on law enforcement as the person selling stereo speakers out of the back of an old yellow van.

  3. theman321 says:

    Why is it that an unarmed kid gets arrested for stating his case to an armed man it was overkill to point a rifle at him. The cop is a wuss for it. If you don’t want people to find you don’t have your self listed.

  4. Dawgman686 says:

    Cop’s shouldn’t have to worry about people coming to their home’s. Believe it or not, Police Officer’s have families and don’t want to worry about them when they’re gone working. How about if somebody doesn’t like the way you do your job, they came to your house and confronted you? You wouldn’t like it! So why should Police Officer’s be any different? Think about it.

  5. That still leaves the problem of the citizen IDing an officer who has taken illegal actions. I would guess this would be a rare occurrence
    but one that police officers would want to remedy too.

  6. @theman321

    It is very dark out at 8:10PM. Last time I checked, after receiving a citation from an officer of the law, it is not considered innocent intent to show up at their private residence and confront the officer. Add the fact that this idiot probably was wearing his sad/angry clown war paint and this could easily have a weapon behind his back. These factors imply a threat to me.

    To imply that the officer mishandled the situation that this idiot put him in is ignorant.

    The officer was faced with a threat and did not use more force than necessary to stop the threat. Idiot didn’t get shot, that’s a Win Win situation.

    There is no sense of proportion because doofuses like this kid are shooting people on a regular basis.

    There is a lot wrong with this scenario: The Doofus.

    Stop making apologies for this idiot! That’s what his parents probably do. That’s the very reason this idiot doesn’t take responsibility for his own actions.

  7. interWOLFone says:

    Re: theman321

    This ‘kid’ tracked down this officer and confronted him at his home. HIS HOME.

    The officer was within his rights to brandish his rifle as the confrontation grew more intense. He had instructed the little gang-b*nger to leave, and his instructions were ignored.

    I don’t know this officer personally. I don’t know if he has a wife, and kids. But this was HIS HOME, and he had the right to defend himself. I know that if some little cretin like this walked up to me on my driveway, and started hassling me, he might likely be shown some ‘motivation’ to leave the premises.

  8. interWOLFone says:

    What in tarnation are you trying to pull here, Alinup? This Deputy had done nothing illegal. He cited this kid for being a minor in possession of alcohol. He cited him, and he released him.

    There is good reason not to post the picture of a law enforcement officer who has had a run in with a gang-b*nger.

    These law enforcement officers don’t need a bunch of these little criminal turds hunting them down.

  9. bullman120 says:

    cluelesswolfone offers his condescending opinion again. try having an original thought

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