PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man who was arrested after fleeing from law enforcement last summer has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.
Anthony L. Reynolds, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 13 felonies and two misdemeanors in separate cases involving drugs, weapons and stolen property, court papers said.
He was convicted of two other felonies and three misdemeanors from two prior cases as a result of his dismissal from Clallam County Drug Court, prosecutors said.
Reynolds was sentenced Tuesday to 87 months in prison.
“It’s a long time, but Mr. Reynolds is still a young man,” James Kennedy, Clallam County deputy prosecuting attorney, said in a Wednesday interview.
“I hope that this will give him the opportunity to focus on turning his life around.”
In a 2018 case, Reynolds pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of heroin — all felonies — and two misdemeanor counts of third-degree possession of stolen property.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office alleged that Reynolds, a convicted felon who had two outstanding warrants, drove a stolen vehicle to the 7 Cedars Casino on July 26 and fled on foot when deputies arrived.
Deputies recovered multiple firearms, including a loaded AR-15, suspected methamphetamine and several items of suspected stolen property from the vehicle, according to the affidavit for probable cause.
Reynolds was found hiding in a shop near Oxenford Road west of Port Angeles on Aug. 3. He was found to be in possession of suspected heroin and methamphetamine and a hunting rifle that was believed to have been stolen, sheriff’s Sgt. John Keegan said in court papers.
In another case, Reynolds pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of residential burglary and two counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a September 2015 burglary of a Deer Park Road residence.
Two counts of theft of a firearm were dismissed in exchange for Reynolds’ guilty plea, according to the minutes of the sentencing hearing.
The Sheriff’s Office alleged that Reynolds broke into the residence through an unsecured window and took two firearms Sept. 17, 2015, according to the probable cause statement.
As a result of his drug court remand, Reynolds was convicted Tuesday for possessing a stolen dirt bike and misdemeanor possession of a stolen bike helmet in 2017.
He also was convicted Tuesday of possessing a stolen Dodge Ram pickup, first-degree criminal trespass and misdemeanor possession of stolen tools in 2016.
Kennedy said it is unusual for someone in their 20s to have amassed as many criminal convictions as Reynolds has.
“It’s unfortunate that he found himself in basically a lifestyle where he was committing crimes almost constantly,” Kennedy said.
Based on his offender score, Reynolds would be subject to a lengthy prison sentence if he is convicted of another felony, Kennedy said.
Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at [email protected].