Court appearance for PA men on pursuit, resisting charges

July 21st, 2004 - 3:42pm


(Port Angeles) -- A pair of Port Angeles area men face arraignment Friday on numerous criminal charges for an incident over the weekend on Joyce-Piedmont Road.

Matthew and Mitchell Zenobi appeared in Clallam County Superior Court this afternoon before visiting Jefferson County Judge Craddock Verser.

The Zenobi's will be arraigned on counts of reckless driving, attempt to elude, and resisting arrest. Mitchell Zenobi also faces a charge of assault in the third degree -- and Matthew a charge of attempted assault in the second degree.

Prosecutors say the Zenobi's were riding unlicensed dirt bikes on Joyce-Piedmont on Sunday afternoon when State Trooper Travis Beebe attempted to stop them.

After a short pursuit, the men were stopped at a gated logging road. State Patrol reports say the two men were both armed with pistols, made threatening moves towards Trooper Beebe and resisted arrest. Eventually, backup officers arrived and the Zenobi's were taken into custody. If convicted of all charges, both men could face more than 10 years in prison and more than 25-thousand dollars in fines.

Bail for the Zenobi's has been set at 250-thousand dollars each.



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