Arrest in Washington Bulldozer Rampage - News -

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 ( ) 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.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News,

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