BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Dylan Wolcott, age 26, pled guilty to a charge of 2nd degree murder after intentionally driving a 1993 burgundy Ford Ranger pickup into a Maple Falls man after an argument on July 2nd.
In response to his guilty plea, Wolcott was sentenced in Whatcom County Superior Court to 180 months in custody and 36 months in community custody. Gross misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving while his license was suspended were dropped.
Wolcott has previously appeared as a defendant in 40 district and municipal court cases since 2013. He had previous convictions in Whatcom County Superior Court in 2019 to 2nd degree theft and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and in 2020 to possession of a stolen car and malicious mischief exceeding $750.
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies and Whatcom County Fire District 14 personnel were dispatched on July 2nd at about 5:10am to the 6100 block of Hawthorne Place in Peaceful Valley due to a report of a car versus pedestrian collision.
A male victim was transported by ambulance from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham with life-threatening injuries. According to the Washington State Patrol, the victim had possible broken ribs, possible broken femur and possible head injuries and was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The victim died 4 days later.
WCSO deputies located another male who witnesses said was the driver of the vehicle that hit the victim. Identified as 26-year-old Dylan Wolcott of Bellingham, he admitted to intentionally hitting the victim after an argument. He also admitted to using methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin 2 hours prior. He was immediately arrested and remained in custody until his sentencing this week.