Crime

Tacoma man sought in judge-intimidation case

Staff writerJanuary 27, 2014 

A 39-year-old Tacoma man is charged with intimidating a judge for allegedly threatening the Pierce County jurist who sentenced him eight years ago after he pleaded guilty to intimidating a sheriff's deputy.

An arrest warrant was issued for Jason Lee Nixon's arrest last week. He remained at large Monday morning.

Court records give the following account:

Nixon was arrested and charged with intimidating a public servant in 2006 after he threatened to kill a Pierce County sheriff's deputy who expelled him from the County-City Building.

He pleaded guilty, and Judge Linda Lee sentenced him to two months in jail.

Earlier this month, Lee's judicial assistant reported to authorities that someone had left a series of voice mails on the judge's courtroom telephone.

The messages allegedly include "ranting and raving," profanity and at least one threat against Lee's life.

Detectives said Nixon identified himself by name on at least one of the calls.

"Based on the content of the calls, there could be some mental health issues with the defendant," prosecutors wrote in charging documents. "Judge Lee has expressed concern over the content of these messages."

 

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