Elma Mother and Son Duo Assault Arresting Officers

ELMA, Wash. – Just after 2:00 am Tuesday morning, deputies were called to a Domestic Violence situation at the Greenwood Mobile Home park just outside of Elma. A 55 year old woman said that her 49 year old live-in boyfriend had just punched her in the face. While responding, dispatchers could hear a male subject yelling in the background of the 911 call that he was going to harm the female.
When officers attempted to intervene, the man assaulted the officers by kicking and biting, he eventually was subdued but not before his 69 year old mother attempted to come to his aid and assaulted the officers as well. Both subjects were eventually arrested. The man was taken to Summit Pacific Hospital in Elma where he continued to yell profanities at the hospital staff. He was eventually booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Assault 3rd degree on the officers, Domestic Violence Assault 4th degree on his girlfriend, and resisting arrest.
The girlfriend received minor injuries from being hit in the face by the man. The officers’ injuries were also reported to be minor.
Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us the man from this assault was the subject of a death investigation back in 2006. In August of that year, deputies responded to an incident where then 43 year old Mallory Quinn had sustained severe burn injuries. This victim was the girlfriend to this man at the time and eventually died at Harbor View Medical Center as a result of the burns. The incident had occurred at a campfire on the D-line of Capitol Forest in Grays Harbor County. The man alleged that the female had poured fuel on several objects, including herself, due to an argument they were having. The female then sat next to the campfire and ended up catching on fire. There were no witnesses to this event. Investigators eventually submitted the case to the prosecutor’s office for review however charges were not filed.