Judge imposes tougher terms on assault defendant

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WENATCHEE — A Chelan County judge on Thursday set aside a plea agreement that would have meant a year in jail and 12 months’ probation for an East Wenatchee man who assaulted his former girlfriend.

Trey Michael Haberlock, 20, will instead serve terms of 12 months plus 363 days in jail, followed by one year of community custody under the Department of Corrections and two years of subsequent probation supervised by the local court.

Haberlock pleaded guilty in September to second-degree assault, a felony, and misdemeanor harassment. Sheriff’s deputies say during a drive from Wenatchee to Ellensburg in January 2021, he struck the woman in the face and threatened her with a knife.

Haberlock was initially charged with felony kidnapping and robbery, based on allegations that he physically abused and threatened the victim throughout the trip and at one point took her cellphone and other belongings away. Prosecutors later revised the charges to the lesser offenses.

Chelan County prosecutors and Haberlock’s attorneys had agreed to recommend a sentence of 12 months in jail plus a year on probation. In passing the sentence, Superior Court Judge Robert Jourdan said Haberlock’s attorneys submitted a psychological report that was overly subjective, and appeared to blame the victim for his actions.

Haberlock also must undergo evaluation and treatment for drug and alcohol use, as well as anger management. He has been held in the Chelan County Regional Justice center since his arrest.