Anti-harassment order against Sheriff Ed Troyer upheld

Sheriff Ed Troyer is prohibited from staying within 1,000 feet of Sedrick Altheimer, a black newspaper company currently suing the Pierce County state representative.

TACOMA, Wash. — Editor’s Note: The above video of a anti-harassment order filed against Sheriff Ed Troyer originally aired on May 23, 2022.

An anti-harassment order against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer was upheld in district court Monday.

Troyer must remain at least 300 meters from Sedrick Altheimer’s home and work place and avoid all contact with Altheimer. The order has been extended from Monday to June 6, 2023.

Altheimer, a black newspaper company, filed a lawsuit last year seeking $5 million in damages from Troyer over an incident that occurred on Jan. 27, 2021. On this day Troyer called a department line used by law enforcement to rally Routine inquiries and inquiries and said he “caught” Altheimer in his driveway and “just threatened to kill me,” it said Probable cause documents.

Because of Troyer’s call, more than 40 officers initially rushed to his location, according to the suspected cause files. Eventually, 14 officers arrived at the scene.

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In late May, Altheimer was issued a preliminary anti-harassment warrant against Troyer, requiring the Pierce County Sheriff to stay at least 500 feet from Altheimer.

Troyer’s attorney issued a statement to KING 5 after the original harassment lawsuit was filed, which read in part:

Sheriff Troyer has done nothing to justify the court issuing an anti-harassment order.”

Troyer faces one charge of false reporting and one charge of making false or misleading statements to an official. Troyer pleaded not guilty in October 2021. His trial is scheduled to begin on July 11. Anti-harassment order against Sheriff Ed Troyer upheld

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