Charges filed by the KCPAO: Friday, Aug. 19

The overwhelming majority of criminal cases filed daily by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office don’t receive public attention. That’s not the fault of the public or news reporters — it’s understandable with the volume of felony cases we file each day.

The KCPAO is sharing the number of adult cases filed each day and additional details about a handful of specific cases to highlight the kinds of cases we handle. Details below are from the public charging documents.

Charges filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Friday, Aug. 19:

· Assault In The First Degree — Domestic Violence (1 charge)

· Assault In The Fourth Degree — Domestic Violence (1 charge)

· Attempting To Elude A Pursuing Police Vehicle (1 charge)

· Being A Fugitive From Justice (1 charge)

· Domestic Violence Felony Violation Of A Court Order (1 charge)

· Driving While License Suspended/Revoked In The Third Degree (1 charge)

· Driving While Under the Influence (1 charge)

· Forgery (2 charges)

· Hit And Run — Attended Vehicle (1 charge)

· Malicious Mischief In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Murder In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (2 charges)

· Residential Burglary (1 charge)

· Robbery In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Theft in the Second Degree (1 charge)

· Theft Of A Firearm (1 charge)

· Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree (2 charges)

· Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree (1 charge)

· Vehicular Homicide (1 charge)

· Violation of Ignition Interlock (1 charge)


Theft Of A Firearm

In this Auburn case, the defendant took a firearm from a trucked parked in a fenced lot at the victim’s place of work. He told police he stole it due to a drug debit he owed. The defendant is not likely to appear in response to a summons. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued for him to be held on $10,000. The first appearance judge set bail at $5,000. The defendant has no known criminal convictions.


Robbery in the Second Degree

On August 16, 2022, the defendant, who is a known shoplifter, was seen by staff of the QFC in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood at the self-checkout stands. The defendant paid for some merchandise but failed to pay for items concealed in his backpack. QFC security, confronted the defendant and requested he return the items. The defendant refused and a physical altercation ensued. A security guard attempted to grab the stolen merchandise out of the defendant’s backpack and got his arm tangled in the straps. The security guard’s arm was still tangled in the straps when the defendant drug him outside the store. The defendant punched the security guard twice in the face during the altercation. The security guard used his knife to attempt to cut the straps of the backpack and free his arm. The defendant was cut in the process and he intentionally threw his blood onto the security guard’s face and eyes. The stolen merchandise was recovered from the defendant’s backpack. The defendant, who has multiple misdemeanor convictions and a conviction history out of Oregon and Utah, had an active Department of Corrections warrant when arrested.


Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree

Law enforcement was dispatched to the Burger King in Burien for a domestic violence disturbance. While on the way there, law enforcement learned the defendant had an outstanding warrant for another domestic violence case and had a second Department of Corrections warrant for escape. Law enforcement arrested the defendant for these warrants and during a search they found a Colt .38 revolver on him with five live rounds in the six-round chamber. He was prohibited from carrying a gun because of a felony residential burglary conviction and felony assault conviction.

These case summaries, which were posted Aug. 28, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.



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