Facebook post leads to arrest of Index man on old warrants

EVERETT — A man who splits his time between here and Alaska had another place to stay last week: the Snohomish County Jail.

The 49-year-old had been wanted on warrants for old cases with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. He made the news in Juneau earlier this year when he allegedly drove a car into the Alaska Governor’s Mansion.

Before returning to Washington last week, the man posted a picture of his airline tickets on his Facebook page, sheriff’s Sgt. David Casey said. Casey also serves as the police chief in Gold Bar, which contracts with the sheriff’s office for services.

The suspect has lived in Index in recent years.

“We contacted Port of Seattle police with the information and copies of his warrants, totaling $55,000 bail,” Casey said. “They were there to greet him when his plane landed.”

The man was arrested Nov. 15, taken to a King County jail and later transferred to Everett. He has since been released.

The man has a pattern of causing problems and then fleeing to Alaska, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

In the case related to the recent sheriff’s warrant, deputies had been called in November 2014 to the man’s home in the Mount Index Riversites community.

He allegedly was playing music and an air raid siren through outdoor loudspeakers around 1 a.m. He refused to turn off the music as deputies suggested.

Over the next two hours, neighbors complained about the noise, and the deputies returned. A woman who lived nearby had a court order to keep the man from contacting her.

She said he had been using the loudspeaker to taunt her and call her names.

The deputies obtained a judge’s permission to search the man’s house and “seize him along with his sound equipment,” according to police reports.

The Fish and Wildlife case is from August 2015. The man was accused of a misdemeanor in the form of tampering with Bridal Veil Creek.

He allegedly caused significant destruction to a stream important to salmon spawning, officials said.

The man has since pleaded guilty to DUI in the Alaska case. The loudspeaker incident also involved alcohol.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

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