02/19/2019: "Bloody Lopez Man Terrifies Tourists With Knife"
( Island Guardian photo)
Darren Adam Hayes was in Superior Court on Tuesday after being arrested Monday at 5 am after he is alleged to have set off a fire alarm at a bed & breakfast house on Lopez, then forced his way into a room at the inn, broke a window to escape one room, entered another room and hid in a closet until located by deputies.
According to a police report filed by Lopez Deputy Sheriff Rory Smith, when the deputies entered one of the rooms they found “The interior of the room was ransacked. Deputies located the suspect, later identified as Hayes, inside a shut closet, lying on the floor. He had a folding pocket knife clutched in his left hand. and the blade was open. ready for use. He followed verbal commands and was arrested without further incident. The occupants of this room had barricaded themselves in the bathroom.”
The report stated that “Based on the blood smears, broken glass and witness observations, Hayes made entry via the front door of the Inn, walked around the interior, forced entry, into room #4 (occupied by 2 people), exited via that rooms bathroom window, walked around the first floor roof eave, and broke a window to gain entry to room #6 (also occupied by 2 people).
Hayes was not a staying at the Inn, and was not an invited guest.
At the Determination of Probable Cause hearing in Superior Court on Tuesday, it became clear that Hayes has a arrest record, and a current outstanding arrest warrant from another Washington county.
San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Loring set bail at $100,000.00.