Man jailed after standoff refuses to appear in court

MARYSVILLE — Jason Daniel Tryon is a big guy facing some big trouble.

The convicted sex offender — all 6 feet, 8 inches of him — was supposed to be in a Snohomish County courtroom Tuesday. Instead, he refused to leave his cell at the Snohomish County Jail. That means he’ll likely be brought to court under a judge’s order Wednesday, regardless of whether he wants to cooperate.

The intractable Tryon on Monday triggered a 13-hour standoff with Marysville police.

It began when he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the nose after a night spent smoking methamphetamine and marijuana, according to an affidavit police filed in Everett District Court. It ended with his arrest for investigation of second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment.

The incident began to unfold about 4 a.m. Monday, when the woman, 26, ran to a neighboring apartment seeking help.

One of his neighbors went to fetch his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter.

Tryon allegedly refused to release the crying girl and threatened the neighbor with a large knife, according to court papers.

The Marysville SWAT team was summoned after Tryon refused to come out of the apartment or to allow the woman’s 4-year-old daughter to leave.

After a day spent trying to coax the convict into surrender, police forced their way into the bedroom where Tryon had holed up. The child was recovered uninjured.

Court records show Tryon, 33, is a Level III registered sex offender with a 2004 conviction for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, whom he also supplied with drugs.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports he has no fixed address and is under active community supervision. The conditions of his freedom include avoiding illegal drugs and staying away from children.

When arrested on Monday, Tryon already was awaiting a February trial for moving from a Marysville home and failing to register as a sex offender his new address.

Tryon’s girlfriend on Monday told police that his sex offender history hasn’t been an issue in their relationship and that he hasn’t harmed her daughter. She said he is worried, though, what others may think.

Scott North: 425-339-3431, north@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

In adult court, four teens plead not guilty to murder

Prosecutors allege they worked together to plan and execute a drug robbery in Everett.

Lynnwood robbery leads to lockdown at Edmonds schools

Edmonds police said it was just a precaution as they search around Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Marysville 7-Eleven hit by armed robbers

Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a police dog, but the man couldn’t be found.

2 women struck, injured while crossing busy roads

The first happened Wednesday night in Everett. The second was Thursday morning in Edmonds.

One dead in crash south of Granite Falls

Two cars collided near the intersection of N. Lake Roesiger Road and Hidden Valley Road.

Old Silvana Creamery recalling whole raw milk

The milk was sold at the farm store, directly to customers and at local stores.

Police looking for leads in case of missing Snohomish man

Henry John Groeneveld, 63, was last seen on Monday, when he said something about going to “the river.”

Most Read