PORT ANGELES — A Clallam County Superior Court judge issued a $50,000 arrest warrant Tuesday to compel the self-proclaimed Egger Guy, Jeffery Michael Dunn, to appear for sentencing for a hate crime and for fourth-degree assault.
Dunn, 25, pleaded guilty July 15 to throwing eggs at Black Lives Matter protesters June 13, 2020, at the county courthouse.
While driving by in his father’s pickup truck, Dunn struck four women with the projectiles and aimed the eggs at a Black woman and six members of her family while yelling racial and homophobic slurs, according to court documents.
Dunn later bragged on Facebook that he was “that egger guy” and posted a profile photo of himself taken by a witness of him throwing the eggs, according to the probable cause statement.
A special allegation that he displayed an egregious lack of remorse in committing the hate crime was dropped in return for his guilty plea.
Dunn, a former Clallam Bay resident now living in Montana, was absent Tuesday from his sentencing hearing for the assault and hate crime on the same day Judge Lauren Erickson sentenced his father, Jeffery Wayne Dunn, 61, to 30 days in jail converted to 240 hours of community service.
The elder Dunn, also now living in Montana, had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-marijuana-accomplice.
State Patrol investigators on July 22, 2020, found 482 marijuana plants and two small bags of processed marijuana on Hoko-Ozette Road property owned by Jeffery Michael Dunn that his father quit-claimed to him, according to the Jan. 13, 2021, motion for determination of probable cause.
Both lived at the residence, currently valued at $86,942.
The younger Dunn was charged with possession with intent to deliver in connection with the illegal grow operation and is scheduled for sentencing on that charge Thursday in Superior Court.
Under pending plea deals, Jeffery Michael Dunn would be sentenced to 30 days in jail converted to 240 hours of community service on the drug charge and 14 days in jail and 240 hours of community service on the hate crime and assault charges.
“I have very serious doubts about him showing up on Thursday, based on today,” Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Snipe said Tuesday.
Erickson also may not follow the recommended sentence for the hate crime and assault charges, he suggested.
“I don’t know if the judge will follow that based on his non-appearance,” Snipe said.
William Payne, representing both father and son, said after the hearing Tuesday that he did not know if Jeffery Michael Dunn will show up for his sentencing Thursday.
Erickson began the son’s hearing Tuesday by saying she did not see him in court and that he had not taken part in a scheduled hearing last week either.
Erickson had received an email regarding Dunn’s scheduled appearance Tuesday “where he decides he’s not going to be here because he had to stay home and take care of livestock,” Erickson said.
“He was not ready last Thursday. There’s no motion. He doesn’t make the decision,” she said.
“I’m issuing a bench warrant for $50,000.”
Payne, representing Dunn’s father Tuesday during his sentencing, said the elder Dunn has terminal cancer and has said he has a few more years to live and also had mental issues.
“He just wants to get this case resolved,” Payne said.
“He actually indicates that all the plants were his, but that’s not really an issue, because Jeffery has also pleaded guilty to that.”
Payne said Dunn and his sons moved to Montana to restart their lives, his sons both working on cattle ranches.
The elder Dunn was happy the State Patrol gathered up the marijuana plants “and it was just over, as far as that was concerned,” Payne said.
“He was using the marijuana for medical purposes, but his son was perhaps selling it.”
Dunn will not be allowed to own or possess firearms, which he said he has not done since 1993.
“I haven’t owned a firearm since 1993, ma’am,” he said.
Multiple firearms, including high-powered rifles with scopes, were found at the house where the marijuana was confiscated, some staged next to upper-level windows, according to the probable cause statement.
A Clallam Bay resident alerted the State Patrol to the grow operation, according to the probable cause statement.
The yield was 25 pounds of marijuana per 100 plants, or about 125 pounds on the Dunns’ property.
“Indicia of white supremacy was located in some of the building inferiors: a swastika flag, photos of Hitler,” according to the statement.
The name of their dog, a “friendly Labrador mix,” was a racial slur, according to the report.
Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected].