The man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor three years ago in the death of Manson resident, John Wayne “JW” Jones, was arrested again last week after an assault in a Monroe tavern.
Ian Loun was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault after police said he struck a 30-year-old man in the face outside the pub where both had been drinking Wednesday night. The victim was hospitalized with a severe head injury at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Loun, was among those charged in a May 2008, incident that ended in JW’s death. Loun and two other men chased Jones on motorcycles after he sideswiped a vehicle while driving away from My Buddy’s Place just after 2 a.m.
Jones’s crashed his vehicle on Boetzkes Avenue and crawled out of the wreckage. Witness’s said the three men who had been pursuing Jones then assaulted him and left him lying in the roadway.
A few minutes later, Michael Moser, a 42-year-old Manson man, left the tavern in his pickup and ran over Jones where he lay. Moser pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced in May 2009 to two years and three months in prison.