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Road rage suspect charged with child molestation

The man who allegedly rammed several cars Saturday in downtown Spokane has also been charged with molesting a child.

Jason R. Hoy, a convicted felon, is facing several assault charges in connection with the car-ramming incident.

His wife, Kellie R. Hoy, also a convicted felon, has been charged with two counts of child molestation as well.

One of the alleged victims, a 15-year-old girl, requested a sexual assault restraining order against both Hoys in January, which was granted on Feb. 9.

The girl wrote in court documents that she was an occasional baby sitter for the Hoys’ children and frequently spent the night at their house. One night in November she was supposed to watch a movie with the Hoys and one of their children but the Hoys sent their daughter away, according to court documents.

The teen wrote that Jason Hoy was naked under a blanket and both he and his wife were rubbing her arms and legs, while Kellie Hoy reassured her that everything would be OK, according to court documents. She said Jason Hoy began fondling her and trying to take off her pants and she left the room, court documents state.

“In retrospect, it is apparent the Hoys were attempting to groom (the girl) into engaging in sexual contact with them,” wrote the family’s attorney, Robert Seines.

A second molestation victim was identified during the police investigation, said prosecuting attorney Kelly Fitzgerald.

The molestation charges were filed against both Hoys on Tuesday. Kellie Hoy will be served with a summons and ordered to appear in court, Fitzgerald said.

Jason Hoy, who allegedly bit a bystander during Saturday’s road rage incident, will make his first appearance in court Wednesday on assault and molestation charges in addition to charges of driving under the influence.

Hoy is accused of deliberately ramming four cars Saturday. When he seriously damaged his own car, he attempted to get into a nearby occupied car and was tackled by several bystanders and held down until officers arrived, police said.

In 2003, Hoy pleaded guilty to 14 charges including burglary and possession of stolen property and was ordered to serve nearly six years in prison. Investigators said he was the leader of an extensive theft and burglary ring.

At his sentencing, Hoy said in court that he was in a “drug-crazed state” during the crimes and did them to feed his methamphetamine habit, according to Spokesman-Review archives. Kellie Hoy, then known as Kellie Adolfson, was part of the ring and pleaded guilty to a single charge of second-degree burglary.

The couple owns Cobblestone Catering and Events LLC, which has an exclusive contract to provide catering services at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center. CenterPlace is owned and operated by the city of Spokane Valley.

Cobblestone has had the contract since early 2015, said Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Director Mike Stone. The contract does have a 30-day termination clause, Stone said.

“We’ve turned the contract issue over to the attorney’s office,” Stone said. “Obviously we need to take a serious look at it.”



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