December 6, 2022

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Anti-harassment protection order filed against Pierce Co. sheriff

An lawyer representing a Black newspaper carrier who is suing Pierce County and Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a short term anti-harassment safety buy versus the sheriff.

The get, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into result Monday. Sargent alleges that Troyer followed Sedrick Altheimer on various instances when he was driving his paper route.

The get says Troyer is restrained from getting in contact with Altheimer, next him, or remaining in 500 ft of his residence or workplace. Troyer’s attorney, John Sheeran, despatched a assertion to FOX 13 that study, in part, “Sheriff Troyer has not accomplished anything at all to warrant the court docket moving into an anti-harassment order.”

“Sheriff Troyer has not completed anything to warrant the court docket entering an anti-harassment get. The only conversation Sheriff Troyer has had with Sedrick Altheimer was when Sheriff Troyer was checking on his diabetic 84-year-previous father in the early hours one early morning. Sheriff Troyer was parked outside the house his father’s home when Mr. Altheimer pulled up to provide a newspaper. Sheriff Troyer did not know who was approaching his father’s household and stated to that individual that it was his childhood dwelling and his father’s house. As Mr. Altheirmer was walking back again to his motor vehicle he advised the Sheriff who he was. The interaction was quick and non-confrontational. Sheriff Troyer has experienced no contact with Mr. Altheimer other than this one particular incident,” the statement study. 

Altheimer submitted a claim past calendar year seeking at the very least $5 million in damages subsequent an incident on Jan. 27, 2021. On that working day, Troyer called a department line utilised by regulation enforcement to assemble information and facts and stated he “caught” Altheimer in his driveway and “he just threatened to eliminate me,” courtroom documents claimed.

Troyer faces prices of bogus reporting and creating a untrue or misleading assertion to a community servant. Troyer pleaded not responsible. He was formally billed by the Washington State Attorney General’s office next a months-extensive investigation. Troyer’s demo commences July 11.

A independent hearing is scheduled for June 6 to determine if the anti-harassment order need to be extended.