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.

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