Inslee Declares State of Emergency on Measles

There are 36 confirmed measles cases in Washington state.

An outbreak of the measles has led to a state of emergency being declared in Washington state with the governor and health officials urging residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. A number of other states are seeing a rise in measles cases as well.

KBDB Morning News 1/30/19

There have been no confirmed cases of measles on the Peninsula but in 2015 there were 6 cases including one person that died from complications of the disease. 

$3M Bond for 2nd Murder Suspect

A woman accused in three shooting deaths late last month appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on Monday and was ordered held on $3 million bail.

34 year old Kallie Ann Letellier, also known as Kallie Ann Wade  and her alleged accomplice, 50 year-old Dennis M. Bauer of PA are both being held in the Clallam County jail for investigation of three counts of first-degree murder each, while a third person, 37 year-old Ryan Warren Ward is expected to return to Clallam County to also face three murder charges.

KBDB Morning News 1/29/19

Charges against Bauer, who also is facing a seperate attempted murder charge, are expected to be filed today.

Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King said Monday morning that interviews that investigators now have reason to believe the shooting deaths of 57 year-old Darrell C. Iverson, 57; his son, 27-year-old Jordan D. Iverson, and the son’s girlfriend, 26 year-old Tiffany A. May, were planned and new information linked Ward to the crime.

The gruesome scene was discovered on New Year’s Eve when a family member found the Iversons’ bodies covered by tarps and debris in the front of the home. May was found dead the next day, locked in an outbuilding.

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols said prosecutors are going in the direction of charging all three with three counts of aggravated first-degree murder, but declined to speculate on what charges would actually be filed. He said each would face three counts of murder.

2nd Arrest in Triple Homicide

Kallie Ann Wade AKA Kallie Ann Letellier was arrested Saturday

A second arrest has been made in connection with the Dec. 26 triple homicide on Bear Mountain Road in PA.  34 year-old Kallie Ann Wade was arrested late Saturday night without incident at a house on Gasmen Road – east of PA. 

Her alleged accomplice, 50 year old Dennis M. Bauer of Port Angeles made a video court appearance Friday. He is accused of three counts of second-degree murder including the execution-style killing of 57year-old Darrell C. Iverson – who Clallam County Sherriff Bill Benedict says was allegedly dealing drugs

Probable Cause documents say Bauer also shot and killed Iverson’s son 27 year old Jordan Iverson and hid those bodies under a tarp. 

Benedict says Kallie Ann Wade, allegedly killed 26 year-old Tiffany May – who was the younger Iverson’s girlfriend. 

KBDB Morning News 1/28/19

Judge Brian Coughenour set bail for Bauer at  $3.5 million Friday, Benedict said it could be the highest in the court’s history.

The break in the case came when Bauer’s nephew, 37 year-old Ryan Warren ward was arrested on an outstanding warrant – and told Sherriff’s  Deputies he overheard Bauer and Wade planning the shootings and talking about it afterward. 

Formal charges against Bauer are set to be filed Tuesday.

Arrest Made in Triple Homicide

Clallam County Sherriff Bill Benedict

An arrest has been made in the triple homicide discovered last month on Bear Meadow Drive east of PA. 

50 year old Dennis M. Bauer  was booked into the Clallam County jail for investigation of three counts of second-degree murder

That after a State Patrol SWAT team raided a property on the 2500 block of Lower Elwha Road on Thursday morning.

On New Year’s eve police found 57 year old  Darrell C. Iverson; his son, 27 yea-old Jordan D. Iverson  and the son’s girlfriend, 26year old Tiffany A. May  had all been shot and killed.

KBDB Morning News 1/25/19

The Iversons’ bodies were found covered by tarps and debris in the front of the house. May’s body was found the next day in a locked outbuilding.

Chief Criminal deputy Brian King said the SWAT team executed the warrant early in the morning using a stun grenade and arrested Bauer without incident. He says evidence was found at the scene and that Bauer is “believed to be involved” in the deaths but he did not call him the shooter.

Bauer was booked for investigation of second-degree murder, but King said the charge could change.

Bauer is expected to appear in Clallam County Superior Court at 1 p.m. today where a judge will decide conditions of release.

Thousands at Hearing on Regulating Gun Magazines

More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee for hearings on 3-D printed guns, high-capacity magazines, domestic violence, as well as proposed training requirements for legally obtaining a pistol.

Outside of the Legislative Building, a silver Toyota blaring music and displaying a sign bearing words from the Second Amendment circled the World War I memorial for most of the day Monday.

Legislation Regulating Gun Magazines had a hearing Wednesday

Most of the people who testified, including state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, spoke for or against Senate Bill 5062, which prohibits possessing, manufacturing or distributing ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

Similar legislation was unsuccessfully introduced into the state legislature last year.

KBDB Morning News 1/24/19

Senate Bill 5061, covering 3-D printed and other “ghost guns,” was introduced by seven Democratic Senators at the request of Ferguson. A companion bill was introduced in the House by 17 state representatives.

The legislation would make it a Class C felony to knowingly manufacture, assemble, or facilitate any so-called “ghost gun.” Discharging or using a ghost gun in the commission of a felony would be a Class A felony.