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Woman convicted of assaulting police

November 8th, 2017 - 09:30 am

PORT ANGELES – A Sequim woman has been found guilty of assaulting a Sequim police officer.

A Clallam County jury convicted Teran Christenson of third-degree assault.

A two-day trial featured testimony from two Sequim Police Officers who described their investigation into a domestic violence call in April of this year. The officers described struggling with the Christenson after placing her under arrest. During the struggle the defendant was able to break free at one point and kick one of the officers.

Based on the defendant’s criminal history she faced a sentencing range of 1-3 months.

Due to the nature of the offense the court ordered a sentence of 1 month to be converted to house arrest. Christenson was also ordered to pay $200 court costs, $500 victim assessment, $500 public defender recoupment fee, and a $100 DNA fee. Christenson was also ordered to serve 12 months of probation, during which time she must obtain an evaluation for chemical dependency and follow the treatment recommendations of her chemical dependency counselor. 

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