Bellingham hiker pleads guilty to stabbing mountain biker in right-of-way trail dispute

As the criminal case against a Bellingham hiker accused of stabbing a mountain biker multiple times during a March 2021 right-of-way dispute on a trail concludes, the civil case over the incident has just begun.
Dake Hartman Traphagen, now 72, pleaded guilty April 26, 2023, in Whatcom County Superior Court to an amended charge of third-degree assault, a felony.
Traphagen was…

This story appeared on, 2023-05-26.
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