Harley Eugene Kline was convicted on April 8, 1974, by the Washington County Circuit Court, Commonwealth of Virginia, for the crime of bigamy and was sentenced to a term of three years in the Virginia Penitentiary. On June 27, 1974, the execution of said sentence was suspended and Harley Eugene Kline was placed on probation for a period of three years under various terms and conditions set by the court. In December 1974 he left Virginia and came to the State of Washington and has resided in this area since that time.

Harley Eugene Kline now stands charged with the crime of violation of the terms and conditions of his probation and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia has sought to extradite him from the State of Washington by requisition dated October 27, 1975, and to have him returned to Virginia to serve his sentence. Harley Eugene Kline has resisted such extradition and has petitioned for permission to remain in this state.

After a detailed consideration of the entire background in this case, it is apparent that the best interests of Harley Eugene Kline, his wife, and the States of Washington and Virginia will be best served by allowing him to remain in this state under special parole supervision in lieu of his extradition to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Now, therefore, I, Daniel J. Evans, Governor of the State of Washington, do order and direct the following:

1. The Board of Prison Terms and Paroles and the Office of Probation and Parole, Department of Social and Health Services, shall assume special parole supervision over Harley Eugene Kline for a period of three years commencing on the date of this Executive Order. During that period of time he shall report to a designated parole officer not less than one time per month and at such other times as designated by the parole officer.

2. The Board of Prison Terms and Paroles shall impose such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate pursuant to such special parole supervision which shall include but not be limited to the following:

a. Full time lawful employment and if not so employed he must actively seek such employment.

b. Actual residence in Seattle, Washington, or in the proximate vicinity thereof for a period of not less than two years from the date of this order. This restriction shall be subject to review at the end of such period.

c. Payment in full of all sums owing to the Commonwealth of Virginia arising out of his trial and conviction for the crime of bigamy in 1974.

d. Payment in full or satisfactory arrangement for payment of any sums owing and arising out of his previous marriages.

3. The extradition request by the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be held in abeyance during the three year period. In the even it is shown to the satisfaction of this Governor or any succeeding Governor at any time during the three year period that Harley Eugene Kline has violated any of the terms and conditions of this special parole the extradition request of the Commonwealth of Virginia may thereupon be granted and a Governor's warrant of arrest issued without prior notice or hearing.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
2nd day of August A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-six.

Daniel J. Evans
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State