Man Stabs Grays Harbor County Judge Who Was Defending Deputy
Only a little over 2 miles away from Stritmatter Kessler's Hoquiam office Superior Court Judge Dave Edwards (see photo to right) was stabbed in the neck when he tried to defend a Sheriff's Deputy Polly Davin.
The courthouse has no metal detectors.
The man, thought to be Michael Thomas, had attacked Davin diving for her .45 caliber gun. Judge Edwards had rushed from another floor to help Davin. Thomas apparently stabbed Edwards with a pair of sharp scissors or knife.
While the suspect has still not been caught, the good news is that both Davin and Edwards were released from the hospital. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.