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Category: Roy


Bail set at $1 million for Roy man accused of placing infant daughter in freezer

An infant allegedly placed in a freezer Saturday to stop her from crying also had a broken arm, broken leg, blisters and head injury, Pierce County prosecutors said.

The baby’s father, Tyler Deutsch, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to first-degree child assault, first-degree criminal mistreatment and interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence incident. The 26-year-old Roy man also faces enhancements for aggravated domestic violence.

Commissioner Meagan Foley set bail at $1 million.

The 6-week-old girl is expected to survive but lasting injuries are unknown.

Deutsch could face life in prison if convicted as charged, deputy prosecutor

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Deputies: Man, 25, arrested when girlfriend finds him taking baby girl out of freezer

A 25-year-old man was arrested south of Roy Saturday for investigation of attempted murder, after deputies say his girlfriend found him taking their 6-week-old daughter out of a freezer.

Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the 22-year-old mother called 911 about 4:30 p.m. when she found her boyfriend taking the child out of the freezer at their home in the 7600 block of 320th Street South.

The infant was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with a body temperature of 84 degrees, Troyer said, and they believe she had been left in the

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Pilot okay after emergency landing of plane in Roy field

A woman is okay after she emergency landed the small plane she was piloting about two hours ago in a Roy field when she realized it was having engine trouble, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

No one else was in the plane, which landed at Wilcox Farms in the 40000 block of Harts Lake Valley Road, Troyer said.


Two injured in head-on collision in Roy

Two people were injured early this morning in a head-on collision in Roy.

A 25-year-old man was driving a 1995 Lexus ES3 north on state Route 507 when he crossed into oncoming traffic near 323rd Street and struck a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck that was traveling south.

The collision occurred about 12:30 a.m.

Both drivers, a 25-year-old Roy man and a 61-year-old Roy man, were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the crash, and said it’s too soon to know if drugs or alcohol played a role.


50 gallons of asphalt spilled on road near Roy

A Pierce County road crew working near Roy spilled 50 gallons of asphalt after a tank lid blew off this morning while the crew heated oil for the job, according to a county spokesman.

The incident occurred on Allen Road. No one was injured and the state Department of Ecology was notified.

The tank venting system may have malfunctioned, county spokesman Hunter George said. An official cause hasn’t been determined.


Bear killed after being hit by car near Roy

A 3-year-old bear was euthanized this afternoon after being struck by a car near Roy, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The collision occurred in the 30900 block of state Route 507 at milepost 32.

The driver was not injured.

The bear weighed about 300 pounds, trooper Guy Gill said. It’s carcass will be used to feed animals at Wolf Haven or Northwest Trek.