Hate crime fees have been filed against a Washington state man who experts say taunted, groped and onslaught a married lesbian duo at a Seattle Seahawks game.
According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Jay Dee Harp III, 34, faces attacks of second-degree assault, third-degree onslaught and malicious persecution. The latter of the three charges is the legal term for a hate crime in the state.
State police tased and arrested the Tacoma man on Dec. 30, after he supposedly attacked two married women inside the CenturyLink Field field during the Seahawks home game against the Arizona Cardinals.
According to recently registered court certificates HuffPost find ,~ ATAGEND arbiters allege a “highly intoxicated” Harp spent the majority of the football game doing “crude, bawdy comments” toward the women.
King County Deputy Prosecutor Rhyan claimed Harp called one of the status of women a “fucking dyke” and said, “Do you need a lover in their own lives? ” In another instance, Harp was allegedly heard “motioning towards his mid-section and shoving his hands” before requesting the status of women if they, “wanted some dick.”
The video below affixed to YouTube appears to show the alleged abuse and is also available upsetting to some readers.
Things made a turn for the worse during the third one-fourth of the game when approvals say Harp physically onslaught one of the women.
“When the accused returned from purchasing a beer, the defendant grabbed the victim’s bride, unzipped her fur, and grabbed her breast, ” Anderson wrote in courtroom records. “When several onlookers intervened … the defendant pushed them off and perforated the other female martyr in the face, beginning a nose ooze, significant aching, and cracking her front tooth in half.”
A witness to the incident subdued Harp and comprised him until police arrived on the scene. The court records allege Harp resisted arrest and swiped one of the officers in the tummy before he was tased and taken into custody.
In a statement included in tribunal papers, one of the main victims said 😛 TAGEND
“I have been an active are part of the LGBT community for decades and fought for matrimony equality as an adult. The man’s chronic and recurred mentions about our sexuality, based on my experience, show my sex direction may have motivated today’s assault.”
According to Seattle’s KIRO-TV, the status of women who was punched underwent nose surgery on Monday.
Authorities jailed Harp for investigation of malicious provocation and offense assault. He was exhausted the following day after affixing a $25,000 bail. In ignite of the circumstances, prosecutors are now inviting the court to make that attachment to $100,000.
“The requested bail amount more appropriately takes into account the murderous mood of the defendant’s onslaught, ” Anderson wrote in tribunal documents.
“While the defendant has no known criminal biography, the defendant’s willingness to sexually aggression a girl — a terminated stranger — in a crowded sports stadium and then violently pierces another female victim in the face be shown that he is a clear danger to the community, ” the prosecutor added.
A spokesperson at the prosecutor’s role told HuffPost that Harp is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 16. Court annals do not inventory an lawyer for him. HuffPost was unable to contact Harp on Thursday.