Kidnapping, assault charges leveled in rural cabin domestic-violence incident

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Chelan County sheriff's deputies arrested Calisle Simpson Dean, 62, at this rural Leavenworth cabin in a domestic violence investigation Friday.

WENATCHEE — Calisle Simpson Dean, the du Pont family heir arrested last week in a domestic violence incident near Leavenworth that left his partner with a broken rib, was formally charged Wednesday with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault.

Chelan County prosecutors filed the charges Wednesday afternoon, alleging that Dean, 62, tied up his 47-year-old girlfriend early Friday morning in a cabin 10 miles southwest of Leavenworth, repeatedly punched and kicked her, and threatened her verbally. Sheriff’s deputies say the woman reported the ordeal went on for more than three hours.

Deputies arrested Dean on Friday afternoon. He spent the weekend in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center and won release Monday on a $75,000 appearance bond. He faces arraignment June 21 on one count of kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault and one misdemeanor charge of harassment.

Dean, a frequent large donor to Northwest charities, owns homes and commercial properties in Seattle and Colorado.