Bellingham stabber arrested in Alaska for violating probation

Posted by CALEB HUTTON on November 5, 2013 

A Washington state man has been arrested at a hotel party in Juneau, Alaska, on suspicion of violating his probation after stabbing a man in Bellingham.

The Juneau Empire reports:

The arrest came after police responded to a 7:55 p.m. phone call Sunday from the Driftwood Lodge requesting help in removing five drunk people from one of the rooms. Police said the other four people were removed without incident. The warrant alleged that (Russell Wayne) Bond escaped from custody in connection to an assault with a deadly weapon case from 2009.

In that case, he got into a fistfight with a man in the parking lot of the Lion's Inn Motel on Elm Street in Bellingham. Bond whipped out a knife and cut the man's neck. (The Whatcom County deputy prosecutor, Dona Bracke, told the Juneau Empire that the victim's neck needed 70 sutures to close the wound.)

Bond pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and served a six-month sentence in Whatcom County Jail. He was supposed to be supervised by the state Department of Corrections for another year after his release, according to court records. The Empire reports the warrant was extraditable, meaning he can be brought back to Washington.

He has criminal convictions for second-degree theft, third-degree theft, unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault, and, in Texas, making terroristic threats (a law similar, in some respects, to Washington's felony harassment law).

In 2009, Bond listed addresses in Missoula, Mont., and Bozeman, Mont. Prior to that he'd been found guilty of crimes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Alaska.

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