Gov. Christine Gregoire personally saw to it that a high-risk, Level 3 sex offender won’t be roaming the streets of Oak Harbor.
A 30-year-old Coupeville man is accused of assaulting a woman who had a protection order against him, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Joseph Pfaendler in Island County Superior Court with assault in violation of a protection order. He could face from six months to a year in jail if convicted of the charge.
Pfaendler pleaded not guilty March 31.
A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to jail for biting a jailer on the leg. As part of a plea bargain, Jaquan Wilson pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 21 to assault in the third degree. A charge of second-degree malicious mischief was dismissed.
A high-risk, Level 3 sex offender who’s getting out of prison in May wanted to move to Everett, where he had been offered housing. But officials from the Department of Corrections, citing a new state law, are instead sending him to Oak Harbor, where he will live on the streets.
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