Bodily fluids in patrol car leads to felony charge for Coupeville man

Mucking up the back of a patrol car with urine, spit and blood led to a felony charge for a Coupeville man, court documents state.

Jeremy A. Estep, 26, was charged in Island County Superior Court Jan. 23 with first-degree malicious mischief, for alleged “public service interruption,” and trespassing in the second degree.

Deputy Leif Haugen with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary attempt at a Clinton home early in the morning of Jan. 18.

The homeowner reported that a man in a hoodie had been on his porch making noise.

Haugen looked around and found Estep, dressed in a hoodie, lying in some bushes. Estep was belligerent and “highly intoxicated,” the deputy wrote in his report on the incident. He arrested Estep.

While en route to the jail, Estep allegedly threatened to poop in the back of the patrol car so that the deputy would have to clean it up; he banged his head on the partition and later told the deputy that he was urinating, Haugen wrote.

After delivering Estep, Haugen checked his car and found urine, blood and spit, but no feces, he wrote.

The car had to be taken out of service for biohazard cleaning.


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