Attorney for Black newspaper carrier suing Pierce County sheriff files anti-harassment order

The order, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into effect Monday.

TACOMA, Wash. — A temporary anti-harassment protection order has been filed against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer by the attorney representing a Black newspaper carrier suing the county and the sheriff.

The order, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into effect Monday. Sargent alleges that Troyer followed Sedrick Altheimer on several occasions while he was driving his paper route, flashing his lights at him.

The order requests that Troyer is restrained from contacting Altheimer, following him, or being within 500 feet of his home or workplace, which includes his vehicle.


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