Oak Harbor man ‘using steroids’ accused of death threats
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
June 1, 2010 · Updated 4:38 PM
A 29-year-old Oak Harbor man who allegedly had been using steroids is accused of kicking down a door and threatening to kill his girlfriend, court documents indicate.
Kevin Curry pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court May 24 to charges of harassment and third-degree malicious mischief. Both are domestic-violence related charges.
Oak Harbor Police Officer John Little responded to a report of a “domestic” at an apartment on N. Oak Harbor Street May 4.
The woman who lived in the apartment told the officer that she and her boyfriend, Curry, got into an argument over his use of steroids while they were driving home. She said he got mad and jumped out of the moving car.
The woman said she went home and locked the door, but Curry came and started pounding on the door to get in. He wanted his car keys, so she told him she would toss them to him if he went to the bottom of the stairs.
Instead, Curry kicked in the door, grabbed her car keys and drove off in her car, the officer wrote. Later, Curry called the woman and threatened to “kill her and any police officer that tries to get him,” the report states.
The woman said she was scared because Curry “had been using steroids and is not in the right frame of mind,” Little wrote.
Judge Vickie Churchill ordered on May 7 that Curry be held in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. If convicted of the charges against him, he could face from four months to a year in jail under the standard sentencing range.Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.