Monroe trooper gets month in jail for assault of wife

EVERETT — A former Washington State Patrol trooper was sentenced Wednesday to a month in jail after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife earlier this year.

Jeffrey Muren, 37, was arrested in March after his wife told Monroe police that her husband had pointed a loaded gun at her. The woman also reported that her husband had hit and choked her.

Muren reportedly spoke with detectives and said that he did not remember any of the incidents his wife described, according to the police report. He also told police that he didn’t think his wife would lie about any incidents.

Muren on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fourth-degree domestic violence assault. An Everett District Court judge sentenced him to a month in jail, but authorized electronic home monitoring, if Muren qualifies.

Everett defense attorney Pete Mazzone said Wednesday he expects that his client will serve his sentence at home. Muren wasn’t taken into custody.

As part of his conviction, Muren is barred from carrying a gun.

He had been with the State Patrol for eight years, working most recently at the North Bend detachment.

The Washington State Patrol recently received Muren’s letter of resignation, agency spokesman Bob Calkins said Wednesday. Because he is no longer employed by the State Patrol, the agency has canceled plans for an internal investigation.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.

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