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Category: Assault

July
16th

Man pleads not guilty after allegedly driving headlong into Pierce County patrol car, swinging at sheriff’s deputy after chase

A man accused of driving into a patrol car and then taking swings at a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty Monday.

The 46-year-old Tacoma man was charged with second- and third-degree assault and trying to elude police. He was held pending $500,000 bail.

According to court records, the man was driving a stolen vehicle and making random turns about 3:15 a.m. July 12 near 96th Street East and 48th Avenue East in Summit when deputies tried to pull him over.

Prosecutors said the man accelerated and took the chase to state Route 512 and then Interstate 5, drove

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July
16th

Teen charged with assaulting 7-year-old Puyallup girl

UPDATED as of 1:05 p.m.: Prosecutors have charged the boy with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree rape, first-degree child rape and first-degree kidnapping.

He initially told police the girl got a bloody nose in the woods and he left her there, according to charging papers. He later confessed that he asked her to go into the woods with him to look at a bird’s nest.

The boy admitted to strangling the girl until she passed out but denied sexually assaulting her, court records show. He told police he dragged her further into the woods so nobody could hear her.

After seeing

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July
16th

Pierce County man charged with beating wife, dog

A Pierce County man accused of beating his wife and dog during a fit of anger Friday has been ordered to stay away from them.

The 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree animal cruelty and three counts of fourth-degree assault. He was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Deputies were called to the couple’s home Friday morning by the wife, who claimed her husband was furious their dog had chewed on a small trampoline.

She said her husband beat the dog with the trampoline, held it down with a leash while he strangled it and shoved her

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July
15th

Partygoers in Spanaway beat suspected drunken driver unconscious

Partygoers at a Spanaway home beat a 61-year-old suspected driver unconscious after he allegedly crashed into the house where the party was taking place, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday when the driver went through a wooden fence  and struck the front porch of a home in the 15100 block of 2nd Avenue East.

Several of the partygoers “took offense to the possibly intoxicated driver crashing and opted to assault the driver repeatedly,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Deputies arrived to find the driver unconscious outside of his vehicle. Some of

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July
12th

Teenager ordered held in detention in attack on 7-year-old Puyallup girl

He grabbed her throat and squeezed until she stopped kicking and gasping for air,  he said, “so she couldn’t tell anyone.”

Now a 14-year-old Puyallup boy suspected of dragging a 7-year-old girl into the woods, trying to rape her then choking her unconscious is in Pierce County’s Remann Hall juvenile detention center, facing a possible attempted murder charge, among others.

Court Commissioner Craig Adams on Friday ordered the boy detained until Tuesday when prosecutors intend to formally charge him. Charges under consideration include attempted second-degree murder, first-degree child rape and first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation, court records show.

The boy

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July
12th

UPDATED: Puyallup man suspected of groping woman held on $1 million bail

A man loitering behind a Puyallup store Tuesday night mockingly warned a woman she could be raped for being out so late before pushing her toward a fence and groping her, Pierce County prosecutors said.

Sean Bagley, 32, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to second-degree attempted rape and indecent liberties with forcible compulsions. He was ordered jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

The attack happened about 10 p.m. in the 2900 block of 5th Street Southeast.

The woman told police she first encountered Bagley as she walked to Walmart to buy food. She thought he acted “weird” when he

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July
10th

Puyallup police looking for man who tried to sexually assault woman on sidewalk

UPDATE: Acting on tips provided by the public, Puyallup police arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday evening in connection with this case. The man, who lives in Puyallup, will be booked into the Pierce County Jail for on suspicion of attempted sexual assault, Puyallup police tweeted.

PREVIOUS POST: Puyallup police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman walking down the sidewalk Tuesday night.

The attack occurred about 10:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of 5th Street Southeast.

The victim told officers she spoke briefly with the suspect and then he forced her to a nearby

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July
9th

Lakewood man charged with assault after allegedly shooting at police

Pierce County prosecutors Tuesday charged a 28-year-old Lakewood man with first-degree assault for allegedly firing a number of shots at police officers dispatched to investigate a disturbance at his home.

A not guilty plea was entered in Superior Court on behalf of Thomas Lee Oyen, who is reportedly a military veteran with mental health problems related to his service, court records show.

Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Oyen jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.

The trouble started Monday when officers were dispatched to a property in the 6500 block of 146th Street Southwest after someone called 911 to

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