Man arrested near Darrington allegedly assaulted girlfriend

He also allegedly threatened to kill her while brandishing a rifle. A SWAT team took him into custody.

DARRINGTON — An armed 38-year-old man allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill his girlfriend on Sunday.

He was arrested around 9:30 p.m. after a SWAT team broke through his bedroom window in the Whitehorse neighborhood, just east of Darrington.

The pair had gone to a friend’s house that night. The suspect reportedly became increasingly angry and hit his girlfriend in the face, said spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

He then left and reportedly returned about a half hour later with a .22-caliber rifle. He threatened to kill the woman, O’Keefe said.

She later returned to her house in the Whitehorse neighborhood, where the suspect also lives. As she was walking inside, the suspect allegedly came around the side of the house with an axe, O’Keefe said. He reportedly shoved the woman, and she ran.

Police arrived shortly after.

The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree domestic violence assault. The rifle was not located.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer
PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables

Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.

Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.
COVID isn’t the only issue in contests for three House seats

Incumbent Democrats face challengers who talk about immigration, federal spending and term limits.

Nicola Smith
Lynnwood council seethes as panel moves to hike mayor’s pay

The salary commission also cuts council salaries. Opponents say they’ll try to repeal the changes.

Volunteers assemble playground equipment Saturday afternoon at Gold Bar Elementary School in Gold Bar on October 17, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In Gold Bar, it takes a village to build a playground

After a couple months, the community raised about $60,000 to replace aging, cracked equipment.

Cassandra Lopez-Shaw (left) and Robert Grant.
Lone local judge race: Defense attorney vs. deputy prosecutor

Cassandra Lopez-Shaw would be the county’s first Latina judge. Robert Grant is endorsed by retiring judge Eric Lucas.

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)
COVID and sex education frame the state superintendent race

Maia Espinoza, 31, is challenging incumbent Chris Reykdal, 48. They are both parents — with divergent views.

This giant Asian hornet was among three captured this week in Blaine. They were outfitted with radio trackers. (Washington State Department of Agriculture) 20201023
‘Murder’ hornet nest is found in Blaine and will be destroyed

Entomologists were finally successful in finding the nest by attaching radio trackers to three hornets.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall
Whidbey Island candidates for Senate offer varied strengths

Republican Sen. Ron Muzzall and Democrat Helen Price Johnson are running for the 10th District seat.

Most Read