The Russ Belville Show

Steven E. Elliott, marijuana activist and blogger at the popular site Toke of the Town, has been charged with Assault in the 4th Degree, according to records from the Kitsap County Jail.  Mr. Elliott is being held on a $5,000 cash bond and as of press time, jail records indicate he is still incarcerated.  According to police records, Mr. Elliott was booked on Monday, January 14, at 8pm.

We will update this breaking news story as more reliable information becomes available.

Correction: The headline has been changed to the singular “charge”. I regret implying there were multiple “charges”.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/trixter.phillips Trixter Phillips

    Lock that piece of trash up and throw away the key your honor…

    • http://twitter.com/Carvin_OGee Macx Cody

      huh? wow!

    • Deb Bowman

      I fully agree, again. That was one of the very first things I thought, as well, when I first heard the awesome news. As I said before, he already has a police record of this crap, including TWO FELONIES. Had this been a felony, as well (as it should be!), he’d be in WALLA WALLA right now – where this subhuman belongs.

      • Deb Bowman

        *He’d be in Walla Walla for the rest of his miserable life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trixter.phillips Trixter Phillips

    Upon further reflection…

    Though marijuana is an excellent way to treat anger issues one must remember that it is only part of the solution not the only solution. It also requires working on the parts of you that are broken so that you may be a whole person, which requires humility and self reflection.

    Steve Elliott is a perfect example of someone with mental illness who chooses to get high on cannabis while feeding their self-destructive and overblown ego as a means to compensate for what he lacks as a person.

    • http://twitter.com/Carvin_OGee Macx Cody

      thank you for your public diagnosis, doctor phillips.

      • http://www.facebook.com/trixter.phillips Trixter Phillips

        Don’t mention it bro, I like to help out when I can.

    • RockyMissouri

      What an awful thing to say….!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Kittydunlavymiller Kitty Greatbanks Miller

        Karma as you can see he has attacked too many women to count

        • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

          Bull.

    • Deb Bowman

      I fully agree. Unfortunately, I know this troll personally – and I’ve long seen and heard what an ugly soul he truly is beneath all the hype and “good guy” image. The moonies defending him obviously don’t and haven’t. He has a RECORD of this very same behavior, including TWO FELONIES. This is pure KARMA in action.

      • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

        Do you have anything to add to the conversation other than desperate character assassination attempts?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tainted.compassion Mickey Martin

    Kind of a pot shot with zero information on what happened and the fact that it is a Fourth Degree assault shows it was not a serious incident regardless: Fourth Degree Assault typically includes committing an assault against another person such as a punch, a slap or even a push; generally speaking, no injury or even pain has to be proven by the prosecuting authority. Maybe he bitchslapped a prohibitionist. Not sure what happened with Steve but this rush to report is certainly fueled by the disagreement between Steve and Russ. If this were any other activist this story would likely not be released until more info was received on what actually happened.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ender-Wiggin/100000885624281 Ender Wiggin

      maybe he took your advice and kicked a drug warrior in the nuts :)

    • chainmail

      So you know he beat his girlfriend right? His wife took off from the prick in November. He calls women ‘cunts’ on his blog. You can go right now to his blog and see him calling some lady a stupid cunt, because of reasons he doesn’t make clear. He has two previous felonies for same violent behavior. He constantly spews hate about multiple groups and individuals. Calls people faggots and di*%suckers on his fb page. So why do you support that Mickey?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Kittydunlavymiller Kitty Greatbanks Miller

        He is a joke and a loser. I have personally been attacked by this man and called everything but white. He was sleeping with a homeless troll we wouldn’t hire. I feel sorry for his wife and hopes he doesn’t attack anymore women after this. Usually they order anger management as well as other services and counseling to these women beaters and attackers.

        Karma is a mother fucker and it usually bites hard. Bottom line do not hit women or treat them like shit.

        • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

          How nice of you to appoint yourself judge, jury, and executioner Kitty. Must be nice to have that type of omnipotence!

      • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

        He fights the fight needs to be fought against some vile people. He may talk like a drunken sailor, but he’s in the trenches fighting, and that has a way of unleashing some potty mouth. So what. It’s a free country, and at least he’s doing something to push full legalization forward. What are you doing?

    • http://radicalruss.com/ RadicalRuss

      Mickey, thanks for your critique. I’ve had two people close to me warn me off this reporting. However, I published only that which was public records knowledge. I know much more about the incident, but will leave that for courts to sort out.

      I had to ask myself, if I were Anderson Cooper, would I be mentioning an assault charge pending against Brian Williams? Or if a leading voice in any other political movement were facing assault charges, would it merit mention?

      Maybe, maybe not, but I have a zero-tolerance for non-consensual violence. As ridiculously strict as we are with drug law punishments, I think we are as ridiculously lenient with punishing violent offenders.

      You know the saying, “no blood, no foul”? Well, if there’s blood, there’s a foul. Our movement deserves better representation.

  • GraayWolf

    Funny CelebStoner is calling it “domestic violence”. I am one of the victims of Steve Elliot’s viscous attacks on Facebook! I know he is unprofessional, & certainly no journalist!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Kittydunlavymiller Kitty Greatbanks Miller

      Right???!!!! Karma lol he is getting his and will keep getting it.
      You just do NOT treat people like that.
      Bless

  • freetheleaf

    disappointed at the sniping i see in the comments – partisanship is showing

  • http://twitter.com/The420Dwarf The Dwarf

    What no mugshots? Would sooo love a mugshot.

    • Deb Bowman

      Same here! LMAO! I’m gonna keep looking for it! May just put it on Facebook as my profile picture!

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.yelvington Linda Yelvington

    WTF is this judgmental crap .. Don’t say it if it is not helpful, kind, and necessary. Most of these comments don’t meet any of these three criteria and should be kept to yourselves. Shame on y’all..

    • http://twitter.com/The420Dwarf The Dwarf

      “….Don’t say it if it is not helpful….” You might want to tell ol Stevie that when he calls people names and says horrible things about women namely Jodi Emery.

  • Deb Bowman

    PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KARMA, BABY!!!!! PURE KARMA!!!!!!!!!!! ROFLMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Unfortunately, I know the troll, and I know what a piece of crap he truly is.)

    • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

      I don’t think you know what karma is.

  • chainmail

    I hate one person in the world. It’s Steve Elliott.

    • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

      and not 2 fu#ks were given by anyone

  • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

    There are a lot of extremely hateful comments on this discussion board. Extremely hateful.

    People are innocent until proven guilty in America. It’s really too bad some people are taking their personal vendettas out here. It’s pretty petty and shallow.

    • http://disqus.com/notspicoli/ notSpicoli

      Yes, there are some hateful remarks. So how effective has Steve Elliott been? He opposed I-502 (and it passed overwhelmingly) and in the process he alienated huge numbers of people in Washington and around the country who are advocates, his Seattle Weekly dispensary reviews trivialize medical cannabis and have been used against us by prohibitionists, he was instrumental in fulminating dissension, and he acts like a journalist without subscribing to the ethics of professional journalism. So, there are many people who are saying that Steve got his just deserts. (And deserts is spelled correctly.)

      My own opinion is that I eventually became thankful that Elliott, and some others, opposed I-502 because, had they employed the same tactics as supporters as they did as opponents, they would have been toxic. As it was, the behavior of our opponents was incredibly unattractive to the mainstream voters who passed I-502. So, they actually assisted us.

      • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

        you’re trolling is pretty well documented on this board and celebstoner Spicoli. You’re irrational hatred of Steve Elliot likely stems from some episode where he schooled your ignorance, but that doesn’t mean your vendetta is justified. While you just pick trivial factoids, misinformation, and lies to try to assassinate his character, he is out there fighting for your freedom.

        All you do is whine.

        • http://disqus.com/notspicoli/ notSpicoli

          I’m just laughing at you.

        • http://disqus.com/notspicoli/ notSpicoli

          Hysterical. I don’t think Russ considers me a troll. It gets back to what Russ said at the beginning of this thread, “Our movement deserves better representation.”

          • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

            Nobody is forcing you to follow Steve Elliott. Don’t care for him? Then just leave him alone. Attacking him based on this accusation only demonstrates that your personal grudge is more important than the movement to legalize cannabis.

          • moldy

            Regardless, Elliott is just an asshole that has been exposed. Nothing more, nothing less. Walk on…

          • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

            Exposed for what? Getting accused of something? If that’s the criteria it takes to sully someone’s character, I challenge you to prove you didn’t rape a puppy a week ago.

        • http://disqus.com/notspicoli/ notSpicoli

          I see you dabble in fiction writing as well as blogging.