Hoquiam Man Allegedly Threatens Judge Over Poodle Paperwork

HOQUIAM, Wash. – A Hoquiam man now faces a class B felony for what Hoquiam Municipal Court Judge William Stewart construed as intimidating a judge. Hoquiam Police Seargent Jeff Salstrom tells us the 60 year old was booked into Grays Harbor County Jail on the charges after he made a comment to the judge about the court “going up in smoke” yesterday.
Salstrom said the man had a standard poodle in the courtroom that he claimed was a service dog, when the judge began questioning him about the dog, the man became confrontational.
The Hoquiam resident has a history of court appearances in city and county courts throughout Western Washington.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.