A Thurston County Superior Court judge set bail at $20,000 Tuesday for Corylee E. Bartlett, a 43-year-old man accused of driving recklessly and crashing a car in the parking lot of North Thurston High School on Monday.
Bartlett was arrested by the Lacey Police Department on Monday afternoon, and appeared before Judge Anne Hirsch on Tuesday. At the court appearance, Hirsch found probable cause for one count of first-degree malicious mischief.
According to court documents, police were called to North Thurston High School, where they allegedly found Bartlett driving recklessly in the parking lot. He eventually drove into a fenced area, where the school’s auto shop vehicles are stored.
An officer set spike strips near the car, in the area where Bartlett would have to drive if he tried to leave the parking lot. Officers asked Bartlett to get out of the vehicle, but he didn’t comply. He drove over the strips, and his front tires went flat, according to court documents.
Bartlett then allegedly crashed into a police car, drove onto a sidewalk and crashed into a temporary fence. He ran into some posts, disabling his vehicle, according to court documents.
The damage to vehicles, other than the suspect’s, was estimated at $1,000 and damage to the fences was estimated at $3,000, according to court documents.