- Associated Press - Saturday, December 10, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 32-year-old man has been accused of threatening to kill a Pierce County judge.

The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/DKfBbs ) Michael Denton was charged Thursday with intimidating a judge and felony harassment.

Charging papers say Denton appeared before Superior Court Judge Stanley Rumbaugh June 13 for charges of custodial assault, third-degree assault, intimidating a public servant, obstructing police and felony harassment.

Denton, who was representing himself in one case, wanted Rumbaugh to hear motions that weren’t relevant to that day’s proceedings.

After the judge denied that request, charging papers say Denton proceeded to swear at the judge and threaten to kill him, among other threats.

Denton is serving 10 years in prison for throwing liquid, including feces and urine, at Pierce County Jail corrections deputies last year.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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