KENNEWICK — A Benton County Superior Court judge found Ronald Joseph Vailencour, 48, not guilty by reason of insanity to charges resulting from a January standoff in which he threatened to kill police.
Judge Cameron Mitchell also found Tuesday that Vailencour is a substantial danger to others and sent him to Eastern State Hospital.
The Tri-City Herald reports he could be held at the hospital or under less restrictive monitoring for up to 10 years.
Vailencour has a history of mental illness and drug use. He was charged with felony harassment and also faced burglary and malicious mischief chargers after breaking into his ex-wife’s apartment.