Arrest in Washington Bulldozer Rampage

Swegle destroyed three homes, damaged another and other property

 


 

Friday, May 17, 2013

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Damage is estimated at $300,000 at a subdivision near Port Angeles where a man destroyed three houses with a bulldozer, damaged another home and crushed two sheds, a pickup truck, lawn mower, fences and other property in a dispute with a neighbor.

No one was injured in Friday's rampage, and 51-year-old Barry Swegle is held on $1 million bail for possible charges of assault and malicious mischief. He's due in Clallam County Superior Court on Wednesday when an arraignment may be set.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/17pXpVk ) Swegle had a dispute with a neighbor over a fence that he said made it difficult to maneuver the bulldozer and other heavy equipment he owns.

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

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



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