OLYMPIA – An Olympia man is expected to face charges for allegedly stalking a Thurston County deputy prosecuting attorney.
During an initial court appearance Thursday, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Pomeroy ordered that Kevin D. Donahoe, 52, be held without bail and undergo a mental health evaluation.
His arrest follows a string of erratic behavior. According to court papers:
The deputy prosecuting attorney had secured a temporary protection order after Donahoe repeatedly harassed her. At one point, Donahoe sent her an e-mail “claiming that she had committed treason and should be sentenced to death.”
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On Monday, a county employee saw Donahoe waving his arms erratically and at one point making a fist in the courtyard of the Thurston County Courthouse. The employee said Donahoe looked “very angry, very tense,” and that he was not carrying paperwork suggesting that he was conducting business there.
The order prohibited Donahoe from being within 500 feet of the woman’s place of employment. On April 28, the day Donahoe was served with the protection order, the courthouse security manager sent out an alert for county employees to be on the lookout for him.
Donahoe was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony stalking Wednesday. A charge is expected to be filed Monday.
At a Thursday court hearing, Donahoe told the judge he was not stalking but rather “doing justice” and spoke out against “treasonous acts” by the justice system, according to KING-TV.
His mother, Beverly, told the television station that her son is not a violent man.
“He is not a danger to them,” she said. “He wouldn’t hurt them. He is just mad.”
SECOND COURT ORDER
On Monday, an Olympia police officer secured a temporary protection order against Donahoe in a separate case.
She wrote that the tone of e-mails Donahoe sent her “have become increasingly sexual and violent/menacing to include what he thinks should happen to those who have wronged him.”
On April 24, the officer said she was served by a process server stemming from a lawsuit Donahoe had filed. The encounter raised the officer’s fears that he was trying to locate her home.
“The guy concerns me, really, really concerns me,” the officer said during an interview Friday.
The Olympian is not identifying either of the women.
Donahoe also has “submitted an exorbitant number of e-mails to federal, state, county and city officials making outlandish accusations,” court records say.
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