Decision Maker Response

Dave Cox’s response

Dave Cox
Undersheriff Skamania County Sheriff’s Office

Aug 6, 2013 — Mr Zolis and all,
Respectfully, none of you have the whole story evidently. The Skamania County Sheriff's Office requested 4 charges be filed against Mr. Dillingham. Malicious Mischief 2, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Explosive Devices, AND ANIMAL CRUELTY 1. At the time of the media release, the Skamania County Prosecutor's Office chose to hold off on filing the Animal Cruelty charge as they needed to further consider new case law in the State of Washington. As such, they advised they would not be filing the Animal Cruelty charge at that time. As it was, Mr Dillingham was formally charged yesterday afternoon with 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment and 1 count of Possession of an explosive device. Bail was set at $500,000. It never ceases to amaze me how the human race will jump to conclusions and personally attack someone without knowing all of the facts, as evidenced by the myriad of emails that I have received. Your conclusions for your "petition" is evident that you are not concerned in the least bit of the ramifications of your actions, no matter whom it may hurt. I would think it would have been more appropriate, to, at the very minimum, give me a phone call to provide an opportunity to explain the circumstances. Of course, we all know that the media always provides the entire story to the ever vigil public.

Dave Cox