Triple murder suspect leaves Everett jail for Clallam County

Ryan Ward was in the Snohomish County Jail on a firearm charge. He’s accused in the Port Angeles killings.

By Paul Gottlieb / Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The third of three people accused in a Dec. 26 triple homicide east of Port Angeles will have his first appearance at 3 p.m. today in Clallam County Superior Court.

Ryan Warren Ward, 37, is in the Clallam County jail this morning for investigation of first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputies transported him from the Snohomish County jail in Everett on Wednesday night after a Snohomish County Superior Court judge released him from a hold on a warrant for second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Ward was booked into the Clallam County jail at 12:49 a.m. today.

Ward was in jail in Everett on a charge of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm issued through the Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force and $3 million bail on a Clallam County arrest warrant.

The Clallam County warrant was for three charges of aggravated first-degree murder with firearms enhancements related to the triple homicide at 52 Bear Meadow Road east of Port Angeles.

The release by Snohomish County allowed Clallam County authorities to pick up Ward on the arrest warrant while keeping intact the Snohomish County charge.

On New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Eve, sheriff’s office deputies found the the bullet-riddled bodies of homeowner and trucking company owner Darrell C. Iverson, 57; his son, Jordan D. Iverson, 27, and Jordan Iverson’s girlfriend, Tiffany A. May, 26, all of whom lived at Iverson’s Bear Meadow Road residence.

Dennis Melvin Bauer, 50, and Kallie Ann Letellier, 34, who lived together at Bauer’s Lower Elwha Road residence, have each been charged with three counts of aggravated first-degree murder with firearms enhancements in connection with the deaths.

This story originally appeared in the Peninsula Daily News, a sibling paper of The Daily Herald.

More in Northwest

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

AG Bob Ferguson accused Eyman of laundering political donations and accepting kickbacks.

Felons’ voting rights won’t change in Washington state

Released felons still have to complete probation and pay restitution before they can cast ballots.

False emergency alerts sent to Jefferson County cable users

The warnings claimed there was a statewide radiological incident.

No Republicans are willing to expel Matt Shea from office

All 56 Democrats signed the letter calling for the state Representative’s ouster.

From China to Sea-Tac to Shoreline: Screening for coronavirus

Officials have put in place a multilayered response incorporating federal, state and local resources.

Will Boy Scout bankruptcy sweep abuse cases under the rug?

38 scouting officials in Washington were known to be a danger to kids, including one in Everett.

Injured transient orca appears healthy near San Juan Islands

“He was surfing the wake of a big tanker and eating a nice sea lion lunch.”

Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in Tacoma

Supporters packed the Tacoma Dome. He was introduced by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate

During an Editorial Board interview, he also discussed a wide range of other issues on the state agenda.

Most Read