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Lake Stevens coach injured after domestic dispute


January 10, 2012

Larry Jones

Larry Jones is a much loved football coach here in Lake Stevens and throughout the weekend has had a plethora of parents and kids eager to hear any news regarding the injuries he sustained after he was run down in front of his girlfriend’s home on the 8900 block of 14th St. SE last Friday afternoon.

On Friday morning, the suspect, Mark Dodge, 33, of Marysville, was at the home of his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend who had an order of protection against him. He allegedly held her in her home against her will.

“The suspect held his estranged girlfriend inside her home against her will for a couple of hours,” Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori said.

The suspect allowed her to contact her mother on the phone to ask her to pick up the kids. As she was talking to her mother, Jones called into the other line.

The female continued to talk on the phone like she was speaking to her mother, however, the suspect soon realized there was something going on and broke the phone, Celori explained.

As Dodge was leaving the scene in his SUV, Jones showed up. Dodge apparently got into his vehicle and struck Jones with his car and pinned him to a parked car.

“The suspect fled the scene and the male victim was transported to Providence,” Celori said.

911 dispatchers got a call from Dodge who wanted to turn himself into police.

“Dodge ended up turning himself in at a parking lot in Arlington,” Celori said. He was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. Friday night and booked into Snohomish County Jail on several counts including Assault 1, kidnapping, Assault 2 domestic violence.

Jones is in his 50s and the father of three teenage triplets, was taken from Providence Hospital and transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is still in intensive care.


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