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Tag: Robert Hill; Tacoma City Council

Sep.
15th

Tacoma: City council candidate faces mental health evaluation, felony charge

Robert Jesse Hill, a candidate for Tacoma City Council Position 3, is being held today at the Pierce County Jail on the felony charge of intimidating a judge who last week increased Hill’s bail on a separate case.

Hill is being held without bail while awaiting transfer to Western State Hospital for a mental health evaluation, Deputy Pierce County Prosecutor Pat Cooper said today.

According to charging papers, Hill, 41, recently contacted Tacoma Municipal Court Commissioner Randy Hansen and “made comments to him that he had intimate knowledge about his family.”

Hill also allegedly left two threatening phone messages about Hansen on Sept. 11, apparently to a representative of the local blog Exit 133, court papers show.

In one of the messages, Hill allegedly said: “Tomorrow morning there’s a big event I’m going to be a part of in the county courthouse,” adding “that punk-ass bitch Judge Hansen” increased his bail “for bad reason and did it to the wrong person.”

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