A 22-year-old Oakville man will serve a 30-day electronic home monitoring sentence after pleading guilty to third-degree assault.
Daulton L. Youckton was arrested Dec. 8, 2013, for first-degree burglary and second-degree assault after his cousin reported that Youckton had broken into his home and attacked him.
The burglary charge was eventually dropped, and Youckton pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third-degree assault on March 20. He was sentenced by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Anne Hirsch during a Friday afternoon hearing.
During the hearing, Youckton’s attorney Richard Woodrow asked that his client be able to serve his sentence through electronic home monitoring.
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“My client has an anxiety issue, he’s very, very anxious about court and leaving his home,” Woodrow said.
He also said that it would be difficult for Youckton to leave his three children.
Hirsch agreed to the request.
Court documents give the following account of the events leading to Youckton’s arrest:
A Thurston County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Providence Centralia Hospital after a patient reported that he had been assaulted by his cousin.
The man said that Youckton had loaned him $1,000 a few months earlier, and that Youckton had texted him Dec. 7 asking him for the money. The man said he didn’t text Youckton back.
The next day at about 11 a.m., the cousin heard a knock on his door. He opened the door and saw Youckton. He said that Youckton grabbed him by the throat and head butted him, and that he may have lost consciousness.
Youckton eventually left the home.
The deputy reported that the cousin had a large cut on his forehead, and a large cut under his eye. The area around his eye was swollen.
Youckton told the deputy that he had driven to his cousin’s house to collect the money, but he hadn’t tried to collect it forcefully. He said that the cousin had attacked him first.