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.

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