Oak Harbor man faces prison after punching ex-wife
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
April 22, 2011 · 3:05 PM
A 23-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing a felony charge and possible prison time after allegedly violating a no-contact order banning him from seeing his ex-wife, court documents indicate.
Prosecutors charged Devin Ness in Island County Superior April 12 with felony violation of a court order and fourth-degree assault, a domestic violence charge.
According to a police report, Ness went to his ex-wife’s home, uninvited, in the early morning hours of April 10 and started yelling at her about her new boyfriend. He punched her in the face once and left, the report states.
A violation of a court order becomes a felony if a person has two or more prior convictions of such. Court documents state that Ness was convicted of violating a court order twice before. The police report also indicates that Ness had previously assaulted his ex-wife.
If convicted of the charges against him, Ness would face from a year to a year and two months in prison under the standard sentencing range.Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at email@example.com or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.