Clallam County Sheriff’s Department, after an exhaustive investigation, referred charges against Adam Chamberlin to the County Prosecutor’s office. County Prosecutor, Mark Nichols said Tuesday he has not made a charging decision yet.
Chamberlin is accused of pepper spraying a family in their car last summer as they were driving on Bean Road.
The investigation shows Chamberlin lay in wait for the family as they visited friends in the area. During the time the family was visiting friends video from a nearby business caught Chamberlin’s vehicle cruising the vicinity several times in a 20 minute period.
According to the complaint filed with sheriff ’s deputies, the family left the home they were visiting and saw Chamberlin sitting in his truck, parked on the roadside, headed south on Bean Road. As the family headed north they pulled even with Chamberlin and asked why he was stalking them. In response Chamberlin allegedly reached out the window of his truck and drenched the family with pepper spray.
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Swabs taken from the family’s car were sent to the crime lab and came back positive for pepper-spray.
Chamberlin is already slated for trial on charges of possession of a sawed off shotgun, possession of 10 stolen cell phones, possession of a “sack full” of data chips taken from other stolen cell phones and for uploading video of a sex act taken from one of the stolen cell phones.
Pursuant to a search warrant served on Chamberlin’s residence Port Angeles police officers confiscated a total of 16 guns from Chamberlin’s residence. Fifteen of them came back “stolen” on the FBI’s NCIC database. NCIC stands for National Crime Information Center. Possession of the sawed off shotgun and uploading racy videos belonging to another are both felonies.
Prosecutor Nichols has been reticent to charge individuals associated with the Facebook group, “Our Town.” He has appeared before the group several times in the last year to make presentations. Chamberlin was one of the administrators of the Our Town Facebook page open by invitation only. It was on this Facebook site where plans were hatched to torch a travel trailer sitting on the side of the road out on Highway 112 a few months ago.
Be sure to call Mark Nichols and let him know that you expect the wheels of justice to grind forward, however slowly. Should that not work, be ready to contact interested parties at the state level, as well as regional media outlets, who are doubtlessly primed to cover yet another bizarre crime story out of Clallam "Brand 'Em or Bulldoze 'Em" County.
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