Man sent back to jail for 6½ years

Drugs, gun found following traffic stop

PORT TOWNSEND — A stolen handgun, fake ID and a stash of illegal narcotics landed a Bremerton man back in jail for 6½ years just two months after he’d gained freedom from a previous incarceration.

Timothy Hall, 33, pleaded guilty on May 12 in Jefferson County Superior Court to first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree identity theft, according to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Judge Simon Barnhart — visiting from Clallam County Superior Court — sentenced Hall to 78 months in prison followed by 12 months of state Department of Corrections (DOC) community custody. In addition, DOC imposed the remaining 28 months of Hall’s previous jail term, which he will serve prior to his new sentence.

DOC records indicate Hall was released from prison on Jan. 5 after serving 80 months of a 108-month sentence for pointing a pistol at a state trooper.

In his most recent arrest, Hall was stopped at 12:40 a.m. on March 5 by Deputy Alan Jorgensen of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Jorgensen had stopped Hall for crossing the centerline on Four Corners Road in Port Hadlock. During the traffic stop, Hall initially provided a driver’s license belonging to a Trevor McCoy, although Jorgensen determined Hall’s true identity and subsequently arrested him.

When Hall’s vehicle was impounded, investigators found 221 Fentanyl pills, a large amount of methamphetamine, McCoy’s stolen wallet — which included a driver’s license, Social Security card and credit cards — and a 9mm Hi-Point-brand pistol.

A follow-up investigation by Detective Art Frank of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office determined the pistol was stolen from a car on Feb. 7 in Bremerton.

“This was a good example of teamwork between different law enforcement agencies,” said Deputy Prosecutor Melissa Pleimann, who worked on the case for the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. “We saved a lot of lives by locating and taking those fentanyl pills off the streets.”

Pleimann estimated the street value for the fentanyl pills at about $2,652, or $12 per pill.