Reduction in bail denied for bulldozer rampage suspect
May 17th, 2013 - 5:16pm
(Port Angeles) -- A request for reduction of bail was denied Friday morning for accused bulldozer rampager Barry Swegle.
Swegle made his third appearance in court since the incident a week ago Friday. Friday, Swegle's attorney, Karen Unger, Unger told Judge George Wood that Swegle posed no
threat to the community, that he had not attacked a
person, when he allegedly leveled homes and a power pole in the Gales Addition.
She also said Swegle had no history of violence, and called the million-dollar bail "excessive."
Judge Wood, however, said he considers Swegle a
possible threat to the community, and denied the
bail reduction. Another court date has been det for June 14th.
set for Swegle.
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