Charges amended, woman faces prison
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
January 27, 2009 · 3:58 PM
A 23-year-old Oak Harbor woman could end up in prison under new charges filed against her, court documents state.
Prosecutors amended charges against Jade Dent in Island County Superior Court Jan. 20 to first-degree burglary and four counts of assault in the fourth degree. She previously was facing a less-serious charge of residential burglary.
Dent is accused of going into a neighbor’s apartment uninvited and assaulting four people, Oak Harbor Police Officer William Wilke wrote in his report.
The four alleged victims reported that Dent had been told not to enter the NE Goldie Street apartment without permission in the past, but she got very drunk and walked inside on the night of Oct. 4, 2008, the report states.
The alleged victims said Dent refused to leave when asked. Dent bit a woman on the finger, broke a window with a beer bottle, scratched a man, pulled a woman’s hair, ripped another woman’s tank top, Wilke wrote.
Dent left the home after a man said he was going to call the police, the report states.
Dent, however, said she was invited into the home and the people “jumped her” because she made a mean comment about someone’s complexion, the officer wrote.
If convicted of the charges against her, Dent could face up to a year and eight 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.