Yelm police arrested a 40-year-old man Friday after he allegedly drove his car repeatedly into his ex-girlfriend’s car, causing about $11,000 in damage, court papers state.
Robert Scott Walker is accused in court papers of causing an additional $5,000 in damage to the woman’s home, from her vehicle being pushed into the home’s foundation as he rammed it.
A judge found probable cause during a court hearing Monday to support an allegation that Walker committed first-degree malicious mischief.
Walker allegedly drove his vehicle up onto his ex-girlfriend’s property Friday, “and smashed right into her car,” court papers state. He then rammed her car, about eight times total, according to court papers.
Each time Walker rammed his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle, he reportedly shouted: “This is what you get, …”
Walker was reportedly angry because his ex-girlfriend has refused to return items they acquired during their 16-year relationship, including recreational vehicles, bicycles and other miscellaneous items, court papers state.
The ex-girlfriend reportedly told Walker “she would not give him back the items until it was all settled in court,” court papers state.
The woman also was reportedly angry at Walker because she alleges that Walker’s new girlfriend had thrown out her father’s ashes, court papers state.
Walker was ordered released on his personal recognizance, meaning he does not have to post bail. Walker will be released once he provides a verified address, a jail official said.
Walker has no prior criminal history.Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 firstname.lastname@example.org