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Report: Rep. Geoff Simpson agrees to probation after assault charge

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Nov. 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm | No Comments »
November 8, 2010 5:26 pm

The Covington Reporter has details. Simpson, the just-defeated Democrat from Covington, entered a continuance agreement Friday that will allow the misdemeanor charge to be dismissed in two years, the newspaper reported.

It quoted the Seattle City Attorney’s office calling it

“an agreement where the parties continue the case for two years, during which the defendant is on probation. At the conclusion of two years of successful probation, the misdemeanor charge is dismissed. The conditions of Simpson’s agreement include no new law violations, possess no weapons, abide by a no contact order and undergo counseling.”

The domestic violence charge sprang from an altercation between Simpson and his ex-wife this summer. Simpson has denied the charge.

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