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By Caleb Hutton
A Lummi man was arrested this week on suspicion of raping another tribe member.
Here’s a brief overview from Lummi Communications:
On December 4th, 2012, an adult Lummi Tribal member reported to Lummi Nation Police that she had been assaulted and raped in the 3300 block of Lummi Shore Road.An initial investigation conducted by Lummi Nation Police Department and the Bellingham office of the FBI resulted in the arrest of Robert (Dewey) Johnson, (an) American Indian residing on the Lummi Reservation.Mr. Johnson was transported and booked into Whatcom County Jail.…The Lummi Nation Police Department and the Bellingham office of the FBI are cooperating in an ongoing investigation.
Thomas Bates, of the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Seattle, declined to say if the case would meet the threshold to move into federal jurisdiction, rather than tribal jurisdiction. (See the Major Crimes Act of 1885.)
By Caleb Hutton
LUMMI RESERVATION — A woman was arrested on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault and battery Wednesday morning, Aug. 29, but Lummi police have not released any details in the case.
Kathleen Alayne Taylor, 47, was booked into Whatcom County Jail at 8 a.m. by the Lummi Nation Police Department.
As of this afternoon, police have not commented on the assault.
Taylor had been cited and released for shoplifting a bottle of Coca-Cola at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 3200 block of Northwest Avenue in Bellingham. It didn’t appear she had any active warrants at the time she was cited, according to Bellingham police. So it’s likely the assault happened since then.
Assault in the first degree often means the attacker used a deadly weapon.
Taylor’s criminal history includes theft in the first degree, robbery in the second degree and harassment.