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ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The elected head of Arlington’s public hospital district has been accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and attempting to break in to her home.

The Daily Herald reports that 60-year-old Timothy Cavanagh was charged Jan. 12 with domestic-violence burglary, domestic-violence stalking and car prowling. He has pleaded not guilty and is due in court again in April.

Cavanagh is the elected chairman of Cascade Valley Hospital, which is part of the taxpayer-funded Snohomish County Hospital District 3. A board spokeswoman says Cavanagh’s position with the board has not changed and that the board would not comment on Cavanagh’s personal life.

Police say they found Cavanagh hiding in the bushes near his former girlfriend’s house after the woman reported an attempted break-in at her Camano Island home.