Court report

MOUNT VERNON — A 24-year-old Sedro-Woolley man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of burglary, identity theft and intimidating a witness.

The charges have been added to others he is facing.

Zachary Christian Alexander Schend was charged in October with one count of residential burglary and one count of second-degree malicious mischief, court records show.

In that incident, Schend was arrested Oct. 16 at Island Hospital in Anacortes where he had been taken to treat a wound he had sustained while allegedly breaking the window of a home in the 10000 block of Avon Allen Road, court documents state.

The woman who reportedly drove Schend to the hospital later told deputies that between Oct. 12-16, she drove Schend to multiple residences, and in three instances he broke in and committed burglaries, documents state.

While in jail for those charges, Schend allegedly called the woman, berated her and threatened her mother, documents state.

A judge later ordered he have no contact with the woman, according to court records.

After posting $50,000 bail, Schend was released from the Skagit County Community Justice Center on Feb. 22.

Within days, Schend allegedly showed up to the home of the woman and her family, screaming and trying to get her to let him into the home, documents state.

Schend was arrested March 1.

After his arrest, he was charged with three new counts of burglary and one count of identity theft for the incidents that occurred before his October arrest, and one count of intimidating a witness.

Schend is being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on $200,000 bail.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141, kwanielista@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @Kera_SVH, facebook.com/KeraReports

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