Shortly After Release for Domestic Violence, Centralia Man Arrested for Similar Crime

By Natalie Johnson / njohnson@chronline.com

Weeks after his release from jail on a 90-day sentence for a domestic violence-related burglary charge that Superior Court Judge James Lawler described as a “pretty substantial break,” a Centralia man is back in police custody for similar allegations. 

Daniel L. Haubrick, 39, was charged Friday in Lewis County Superior Court with first-degree burglary, unlawful imprisonment, harassment, threat to kill, and fourth-degree assault, all domestic-violence-related allegations. 

Haubrick is being held in the Lewis County Jail on $500,000 bail. He was nearly held in contempt of court after an outburst directed at Lawler.

Daniel L. Haubrick makes his first appearance in Lewis County Superior Court Friday on charges of first-degree burglary and assault. At the sight of a camera, Haubrick turned around and backed into his chair and hid his face through his hearing.
Daniel L. Haubrick makes his first appearance in Lewis County Superior Court Friday on charges of first-degree burglary and assault. At the sight of a camera, Haubrick turned around and backed into his chair and hid his face through his hearing.

“It’s a really crooked system you’ve got here,” he said. 

Lawler warned him to behave or be held without bail. 

“Can I say something?” Haubrick asked. 

“I would strongly advise not to,” Lawler answered. 

According to court documents, police responded on Tuesday to the 700 block of Southwest 16th Street in Chehalis to a report of a burglary. 

A woman reported Haubrick, who she had previously been in a relationship with, came into her house unannounced that morning. He allegedly refused to leave at first, but then left and returned several times throughout the day, according to court documents. 

The woman reported that the last time Haubrick came to the house, they argued and he threw her on the floor, refusing to let her leave. 

Haubrick allegedly “stayed in the house for the next few hours dragging her around by her hair and telling her how she needed to obey him,” according to court documents. He also allegedly threatened to “snap her neck” if she called police.

At some point, the woman sent a message to another man, who came to the house and told Haubrick to leave, then called police. 

According to jail records, Haubrick was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail Thursday morning. 

Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher asked for $500,000 bail for Haubrick at his first court appearance Friday, citing his quick recidivism, or alleged re-offense. 

“We think there’s a serious risk to community safety,” Meagher said. 

Haubrick was arrested in March on suspicion of first-degree burglary for allegedly entering a woman’s house — a different woman which whom he had been in a relationship — refusing to leave and taking her cell phone when she tried to call police. 

He pleaded guilty in June to residential burglary and fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days on the burglary charge and 272 days suspended for the assault. 

Meagher noted he has past harassment and weapons-related convictions. 

Defense attorney Rachael Tiller asked for $25,000, noting his lack of warrants on recent cases. 

“He comes to every single court appearance” she said. 

Lawler sided with the Prosecutor’s Office. Haubrick’s next court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.  In addition to filing the new charges, Meagher said the Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion to impose the suspended sentence from the earlier conviction.