Ex-lawmaker and former Snoqualmie City Council member Jay Rodne was arrested outside a Snoqualmie bar on Feb. 10, according to a Snoqualmie police report.
He served on council from 2001-04 and was chosen to serve as chair of its Public Safety Committee.
His arrest comes after being approached and questioned by police officers near Finaghty’s Irish Pub on the age of an alleged relative who Rodne called “his daughter.” She was later determined by officers to be 20 years old.
Rodne was charged with providing a false or misleading statement and being complicit in a minor’s possession of alcohol.
When questioned by the officer about the woman’s age, he allegedly provided a false birth date. But when police searched for records under the woman’s name and false birth date, nothing was turning up.
Reports state that Rodne continued to proclaim that he was a “colonel in the Marine Corps, a House representative and a former Snoqualmie city councilmember.” He was advised not to do so. He also proclaimed that he was calling Matt Larson, the current mayor of Snoqualmie, to “take care of this.”
Rodne was placed in cuffs, but demanded to speak with another Snoqualmie officer. After being transported, during the booking process Rodne said “ I’m a f****** colonel in the Marine Corps” and demanded to be addressed this way. He also said, “You have not seen the last of me,” the officer account states.
Rodne could not be reached for comment before deadline of this story.