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Langley man charged with no-contact violation and hit-and-run

Whidbey News-Times Co-editor
November 24, 2012 · Updated 12:50 PM

A 42-year-old Langley man is facing a series of criminal charges for allegedly violating a no-contact order repeatedly and then getting into a hit-and-run accident, court documents show.

Christopher McBride pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Nov. 13 to five counts of violation of a court order, felony telephone harassment, hit and run and driving while license suspended or revoked.

If convicted of the charges, he could face up to a year in jail under the standard sentencing range.

The alleged victim, a Clinton resident, reported to deputies that McBride, her estranged boyfriend, had violated a domestic violence protection order by repeatedly calling her cell phone, her father’s home, her brother’s cell phone and her mother’s cell phone, according to a report written by Lt. Evan Tingstad with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Tingstad listened to 10 messages McBride allegedly left on the father’s phone. He sounds like he was “significantly intoxicated” and threatened to kill the man, Tingstad wrote.

As Tingstad was investigating, the victim and witnesses pointed out the window, indicating that McBride was driving by. After Tingstad left to find the vehicle, he received a report of a hit-and-run accident nearby.

The driver of the car said McBride rear-ended him on Cultus Bay Road and then followed him home, trying to persuade him not to report it to the police, the report states. McBride then left.

Tingstad found the license plate to his vehicle at the scene of the accident, according to court records.

After he was arrested, McBride started screaming obscenities at the deputies and threatened to kill one of them, Tingstad wrote.


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