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Kent officer investigates harassing phone calls by jail inmate to ex-girlfriend | Police Blotter

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A Des Moines jail inmate reportedly made harassing phone calls to his former girlfriend threatening to beat her and kill her.

The mother of the woman called Kent Police Feb. 5 because of the threats to her daughter, according to the police report. The man is an inmate at the South Correctional Entity, also known as SCORE, which serves as a jail for seven South King County cities (Kent has its own city jail).

Kent Police obtained recordings of eight phone calls from the jail inmate to the woman between Jan. 24 and Feb. 5. The inmate told the woman such statements as "I'll beat your ass,"; "I'm gonna cut your head off,"; "You make me wanna do a fast shot of dope and kill you,"; and "I'm getting out in 20 days and I am coming after you."

The inmate reportedly is an Auburn gang member known to carry guns, according to police sources. The former girlfriend declined to talk to police about the phone calls.

During the investigation, the officer determined the calls were to a Enumclaw number from the Des Moines jail. A Kent city prosecutor recommended that the officer forward the case to Enumclaw Police to pursue harassment charges.

Obstructing an officer

Police cited a husband and wife for investigation of obstructing an officer after a Feb. 5 incident at the 7-Eleven Store at 26007 Pacific Highway S.

An officer in a patrol car noticed a man and woman loitering in the parking lot of the store, according to the police report.

The man walked up to the driver's side window of a pickup truck, talked to the driver and quickly pulled his hand in and out of the truck's window.

The officer noted that the area has a high level of drug transactions, including hand-to-hand exchanges. He suspected that drugs might have been exchanged.

The couple walked into the store. When they exited, the officer stopped them. Neither had identification on them. Both agreed to be searched, but the officer did not find any drugs.

Because the woman reportedly gave the officer a false name initially, he cited her for obstructing. The husband then yelled at the officer, "That's my wife."

When the husband refused orders to step away and leave the area, the officer also cited him for investigation of obstructing an officer.

The officer planned to transport the husband and wife to jail, but gave them at-large citations and released them because he had to respond to a priority call in his district.

Assault

Officers cited a man at-large for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly kneed his girlfriend in the face and knocked her to the floor.

The incident occurred at about 3:50 p.m. Feb. 6 at a house in the 25500 block of 127th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.

The woman told officers she had just gotten a restraining order against the man. She was staying at her boyfriend's stepfather's home when she got in an argument with her boyfriend about the restraining order.

Police cited the boyfriend because they were unable to locate him and he had not returned voicemail messages to get his side of the story.

Escape

Two inmates from the city jail walked away from work crew duties at about 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.

A corrections officer noticed that the two had left the center and reported the escape to police, according to the police report.

The whereabouts of the two were unknown. Police cited the two at-large for escape.

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