Coupeville man kicked out of court

Brenten Mulroy was kicked out of court for being “unruly.” - Jessie Stensland photo
Brenten Mulroy was kicked out of court for being “unruly.”
— image credit: Jessie Stensland photo

A judge kicked a 33-year-old Coupeville man out of court last week for repeated angry outbursts.

During the hearing, Brenten M. Mulroy yelled out, “I didn’t do this, man.” He later called out “danger my ass” and made other comments when a deputy prosecutor described his risk to the community.

Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock told Mulroy to leave the courtroom, saying that he was “unruly and contemptuous.” The rest of the hearing was held in Mulroy’s absence.

Prosecutors charged Mulroy March 26 with first-degree burglary. Due to his extensive criminal history, Mulroy could face more than nine years in prison if convicted of the charge.

A resident of Morris Road reported that his neighbor, Mulroy, burst into his home without permission and punched him several times in the face March 5; another resident of the house said that Mulroy also tried to punch him, but he was able to defend himself, according to a report from the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged victim said that Mulroy had been forbidden to come into the house since the year before because he had threatened him. There’s a no-trespassing sign in the front yard that had Mulroy’s name printed on it, the report states.

The residents said Mulroy left in a white Grand Am.

The State Patrol arrested Mulroy on March 23.

During an interview with a deputy, Mulroy claimed that the resident invited him into the house. He said he then got into a fight with the two men, the report states.

Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Eric Ohme requested that Mulroy be held on $50,000 bail based on his criminal history, which includes domestic violence, attempting to elude, unlawful imprisonment and a federal charge.

Hancock agreed on the bail.


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