Charges: Suspect apparently likes laundry, loves meth
TACOMA, Wash. -- It's hard to say whether there's anything a 27-year-old man arrested Sunday in Tacoma likes more than doing laundry; but if I had to guess, I'd say it's probably meth.
According to charges filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court, Olajawon Jones broke into two different laundry facilities and consumed drugs in the span of two weeks -- getting arrested both times.
It all started July 23 when Tacoma Police Department officers were called to an apartment building for reports of a non-resident inside the laundry room.
According to the charging documents, officers arrived to find Jones "bouncing around" the room and doing laundry. Residents told officers Jones had been yelling at them and claiming he had just been released from prison.
When officers contacted Jones, he reportedly started stuffing items into a backpack. Those items included a laptop and wallet that had been stolen in a burglary nearby the day before.
Jones, who said he got the items from a friend, was arrested and taken to Pierce County Jail, according to the charging documents.
At the jail, Jones reportedly claimed to have swallowed baggies of narcotics, and he was taken to the hospital. According to the charging documents, he escaped 10 minutes after being left there by officers.
On Aug. 3, officers were dispatched to a Laundromat for reports of a man throwing trash around and refusing to leave. An employee, who had locked herself in a room, told officers the man came into the Laundromat acting odd and started consuming drugs.
Officers arrested Jones, and he was once again transported to Pierce County Jail. According to the charging documents, Jones threw a baggie of meth to the ground while being booked at the jail.
Jones has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property.