Man pleads guilty to threatening Thurston County deputy prosecutor

A 32-year-old Thurston County man accused of threatening a Thurston County deputy prosecutor will soon be released from jail.

Zediah E. Timmons pleaded guilty to four charges Wednesday in Thurston County Superior Court. Judge Gary Tabor sentenced him to one year in prison, with credit for time served.

Because Timmons has already spent more than a year in the Thurston County Jail, his release will come in a matter of days.

Timmons threatened to beat up Deputy Prosecutor Craig Juris during a phone call he made from the jail on Oct. 4. At the time, he was facing a series of domestic violence charges: second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, burglary, malicious mischief and wrongful imprisonment. Juris was the prosecutor assigned to the domestic violence cases.

Lewis County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher took over the case following the threats. He and attorney Sunni Ko, who represented Timmons, reached a plea deal in which some of the domestic violence charges were dropped if Timmons pleaded guilty to residential burglary, third-degree assault, felony harassment and violation of a protection order.

“These four counts hold him accountable for what he did, and we’re satisfied with that,” Meagher said.

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