Jan Bagge sentenced to 14 months in prison
A Winthrop man arrested in March after allegedly threatening two men harvesting roadkill pleaded guilty and was sentenced last week to spend more than a year in prison.
Jan Bagge, 54, pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. His sentence, effective May 18, is 14 months in prison followed by 18 months of supervision by the state Department of Corrections.
According to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report of a robbery at 2:56 p.m. Sunday, March 7, off Bear Creek Road in Winthrop near Pearrygin Lake State Park.
One of the two victims identified by the Sheriff’s Office, Ryan Bell, reported that he was working on a project about harvesting roadkill, which is legal in Washington, and was taking pictures of another area resident, Kenneth Bevis, harvesting meat from a roadkill deer.
Bell and Bevis were reportedly in the process of doing this when a silver Dodge truck drove up and its driver, holding a knife, walked toward Bell and Bevis, saying, “You must think this is really funny,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Bagge allegedly threatened the men with a knife and demanded Bell give him the camera, which Bell had used to take a picture of the suspect.
Later that day, officers from the Winthrop Marshal’s office, the Twisp police department and the sheriff’s office went to Bagge’s residence and arrested him.