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Dialing for jail time

A 20-year-old Langley man may go to prison for a phone call he made from Island County jail.

Prosecutors charged Kyle Gauthier in Island County Superior Court Feb. 1 with making a telephone call threat to kill, a domestic violence charge, and bail jumping.

Gauthier pleaded not guilty Feb. 4.

Lt. Jeffrey Myers with the Sheriff’s Office wrote in his report that a Coupeville woman claimed Gauthier, her former boyfriend, called her from jail on the night of Jan. 29. She said Gauthier called her a name and threatened to kill her by slitting her throat if she told his mother that he had gotten her pregnant, the report states.

Myers wrote that he interviewed Gauthier in the jail and the young man claimed he didn’t remember if he threatened the woman.

Also, Gauthier is facing the bail jumping charge for not appearing at a hearing Jan. 21.

Because of his criminal record, Gauthier may face from 17 to 22 months in prison if convicted of the charges. Gauthier’s criminal history includes burglary, assault, theft and malicious mischief charges.

You can reach Jessie Stensland at jstensland@whidbeynewstimes.com or 675-6611.

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