Woman with bipolar disorder competent to stand trial

Standoff with police shut down Harbour Pointe neighborhood for hours
By Nicholas Johnson | Apr 26, 2017

A Kirkland woman who reportedly lives with Bipolar Disorder has been deemed competent to understand the charges against her and participate in court proceedings.

Mukilteo police and a SWAT team shut down a neighborhood of Harbour Pointe for several hours March 20 after the 37-year-old woman barricaded herself in an upstairs room of a residence and pointed an Old West-style revolver at an officer.

She was eventually arrested and taken to Providence Hospital before being into the Snohomish County Jail. On April 5, she was charged in Snohomish County Superior Court with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.

She was arraigned April 7. By April 12, an evaluation by Western State Hospital had concluded she was competent to stand trial. That’s when she stated her desire to not be interrogated.

The man who owns the residence in which she barricaded herself told police the woman is a family friend who is living with Bipolar Disorder and hasn’t been keeping up with her medication.

He told police he had driven to Oregon to pick up the woman, who had been in jail, and brought her to Mukilteo.

The woman remains in jail with bond set at $20,000. A jury trial has been set for June 2. Her next hearing is set for May 12.

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