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B.C. woman charged with felony over alleged threats to hockey player boyfriend

January 23, 2014 - 3:26 PM

VANCOUVER - A freelance reporter from B.C. has been formally charged with a felony in Washington state over allegations she threatened to kill her hockey player boyfriend.

Court documents say 25-year-old Kelowna resident Tieja MacLaughlin, who was arrested in Kennewick, Wash., last Saturday, has been charged with felony harassment, which includes a domestic violence allegation.

The charging document says the harassment count relates to threats to cause bodily harm or death threats.

Police have said MacLaughlin had been dating Tri-City Americans player Jackson Playfair, who called police Friday night to report harassment.

A clerk at the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court says MacLaughlin is still in custody, with bail set at $50,000, and she is due to make a court appearanmce on Friday.

None of the allegations have been tested in court, and police documents indicate MacLaughlin denied threatening to kill Playfair when questioned by police.

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