Olympia Man Accused of Threatening Napavine Police Officer

By The Chronicle

An Olympia man was charged Tuesday in Lewis County Superior Court after allegedly threatening two people with a knife, including a police officer.

Lucas M. Fontaine, 28, of Olympia, was charged with one count of harassment of a criminal justice participant performing official duties.

Fontaine was arrested Friday and was originally scheduled to be charged Monday, but he allegedly refused from his jail cell to go to court that day.

Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead asked for $50,000 bail, citing the charges and Fontaine’s criminal history, which includes convictions for second-degree rape, failing to register as a sex offender and second-degree assault.

Superior Court Judge Joely O’Rourke agreed to impose the bail amount.

“He has had warrants issued in almost every case he’s had,” she noted.

O’Rourke also ordered that Fontaine be evaluated by a mental health professional.

According to court documents, a Napavine police officer responded Friday to a truck stop after a man reported Fontaine pulled a knife on him.

The alleged victim declined to provide a written statement or pursue charges.

When the officer contacted Fontaine, the suspect allegedly refused to remove his hands from his pockets.

After being detained, Fontaine allegedly said he planned to get his knife and kill the officer, according to court documents.

The officer found the knife in Fontaine’s pocket, and Fontaine allegedly threatened to kill him again.