Pierce County prosecutors have charged three people with throwing bottles at a woman’s car and harassing her because she had a baby by one of the defendant’s husband.
Patrice Joe, 24, and David Bomar, 22, pleaded not guilty to felony harassment Tuesday during their arraignment. Bomar also faces an enhancement for using a firearm and Joe faces a second count of malicious mischief.
Andrea Colson, 24, has not yet been arraigned because she posted $25,000 bail. Authorities said Colson initiated the attack because her husband recently had a baby with the victim.
The incident occurred Sunday at the victim’s apartment complex in the 7300 block of 57th Avenue Court Southwest in Lakewood.
According to charging documents:
Since Colson discovered the victim was having a baby by her husband, she has vandalized the victim’s car several times and sent cryptic text messages.
On Sunday, the victim drove past a car with Colson and Joe inside and they began yelling at her to get out of her vehicle. One of the victim’s friends took the 6-week-old baby into the apartment when Colson tried to fight the victim.
Bomar repeatedly told the victim’s two friends that he had “fifteen rounds” for them and that he wasn’t afraid to beat on women.
Colson and Bomar continued their threats until Joe began throwing liquor bottles at the victim’s vehicle, breaking out the rear window and causing $1,000 in damages.
When the victim took out her cell phone and stated that she was calling 911, the trio fled.
Lakewood police later pulled over the car and searched inside. Bomar had three guns in the car. A knife was also recovered.