Ex Enumclaw councilman charged with attacking girlfriend

Ex Enumclaw councilman charged with attacking girlfriend »Play Video
Glen Jensen

ENUMCLAW, Wash. -- Former Enumclaw City Councilman Glen Jensen was charged this week with assault, unlawful imprisonment and reckless endangerment after police say he attacked his girl friend of two years.

In their probable cause statement, police describe a scary scene inside the victim's home early Saturday morning. Officers say Jensen attacked his girlfriend after a verbal argument grew out of control. Jensen is accused of strangling her, hitting and punching her and smothering her with a dog bed.

Investigators also say Jensen hid the victim's car and house keys and her work and cell phones. When she locked herself in her bathroom, police say Jensen kicked the door down and held her captive inside her own home.

Prosecutors say two hours passed before the woman was able to flee the home, naked. But Jensen coaxed her back inside and later agreed to drive her to the hospital, according to court documents.

However, Jensen instead drove her east of State Highway 410, where at one point the victim told police she was "afraid he was going to take her up to the woods and kill her."

Police say the victim managed to slam on the brake pedal and slow Jensen's truck enough to jump out. She then jumped over a guardrail and down a ravine. She told officers when Jensen finally gave up looking for her she crawled back up to the highway and flagged down a stranger, who drove her to the Enumclaw Police Station.

Jensen served on the Enumclaw City Council for several terms. His last term ended December 31 after he decided not to run for another term.

Police arrested Jensen Saturday afternoon. He posted $150,000 bail on Monday. His arraignment is scheduled for January 28.