- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man who used a bulldozer to destroy or damage four of his neighbors’ homes in a May 2013 rampage has been sentenced to 2 1/3 years in prison.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (https://is.gd/jQzcZY ) that 52-year-old Barry Swegle apologized Wednesday as he was sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court.

Swegle earlier pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree malicious mischief and three counts of gross misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

Deputy Prosecutor John Troberg estimates the damage at $400,000.

Swegle was accused of destroying or damaging four homes in a subdivision near Port Angeles, as well as a tractor, a boat, a pickup truck and several outbuildings.

A dispute with a neighbor over a fence reportedly triggered the rampage.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News, https://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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