PT man charged with 17 counts in domestic violence case

Made threats with sword, knives, gun

Posted 10/23/19

A Port Townsend man faces 17 amended charges, after being initially charged with three counts of domestic violence assault, harassment, and malicious mischief in the third degree for assaulting a woman.

Christopher Reeves, 32, appeared in court on Oct. 18 for his arraignment, after being arrested on Sept. 15 for assaulting the victim, throwing a knife at her and starting a fire in her home.

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PT man charged with 17 counts in domestic violence case

Made threats with sword, knives, gun

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A Port Townsend man faces 17 amended charges, after being initially charged with three counts of domestic violence assault, harassment, and malicious mischief in the third degree for assaulting a woman. Christopher Reeves, 32, appeared in court on Oct. 18 for his arraignment, after being arrested on Sept. 15 for assaulting the victim, throwing a knife at her and starting a fire in her home. After Reeves was arrested, Detective John Stuart with the Port Townsend Police Department conducted further interviews with the victim, who detailed several incidents in which Reeves had assaulted her with a sword, thrown knives at her, tried to smother her with a pillow and a teddy bear and damaged items in her home. The amended charges include 17 counts that range from second-degree assault with a deadly weapon to second-degree suffocation, weapons brandishing, harassment and malicious mischief. “Detectives learned of several separate incidents, at least three, that have occurred between (the victim) and Christopher that had not been reported until now,” Stuart wrote in his probable cause statement. “(The victim) describes Christopher as being violent, angry, irrational, and aggressive when he is drinking alcohol, she notes that he drinks heavily straight from the liquor bottle.” The victim told detectives that Reeves had only started acting this way after suffering a major head injury in April. Reeves owned several weapons, including a sword, a .22 pistol, a hammer, an iron rod, a baseball bat, and knives. In several incidents between July and September, Reeves threatened the victim with death and assaulted her. “(The victim) stated Christopher has threatened to wrap her up in the shower curtain and throw her out, choke her to death, bleach her body, burn the house down and that no one would know,” Stuart wrote in the probable cause statement. “(The victim) stated that she has told several co-workers that if she ever disappeared, Chris did it.” Reeves is being held in the Jefferson County Jail with bail set at $50,500. He pled guilty to all charges, but trial dates have not yet been set. Efforts to reach Reeves’ attorney were unsuccessful by press time.

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