Crime

Man faces Lummi tribal charges of sexual assault of two women

Lummi police arrested a man to face tribal charges involving the alleged sexual assault of two women early Saturday, July 16.

Talin Lee Morris, 25, tried to assault the women around 12:30 a.m. while armed with a weapon, said Chief Ralph Long of the Lummi Nation Police Department.

Long declined to release any other details about the case.

Tribal police booked Morris into Whatcom County Jail early Saturday to face Lummi charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of indecent liberties, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful imprisonment, and obstructing public servants. He is being held wihout bail.

Morris had been charged in April with possessing a stolen car and criminal impersonation in Bellingham. He is awaiting trial in that case. He was released on his personal recognizance in May but was booked back into jail in late June when he failed to show up to a court date, and released again on July 8.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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