Charges filed by the KCPAO: Friday, Dec. 30

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 of the alleged crimes below are from the public charging documents.

Charges filed by the KCPAO: Friday, Dec. 30

  • Assault In The Second Degree (4 charges)
  • Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence (4 charges)
  • Assault In The Third Degree — Domestic Violence
  • Attempted Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence
  • Attempted Robbery In The First Degree
  • Child Molestation in the First Degree — Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Felony Violation Of A Court Order
  • Felony Harassment — Domestic Violence
  • Rape of a Child in the First Degree — Domestic Violence

21–1–06850–3

Assault in the Second Degree (2 charges)

There’s a history of gun violence between the defendant and the juvenile victim in this case, which causes King County prosecutors great concern. In this Seattle case, on November 7, 2022, the victim and his mother were in a car at Roxhill Park when a Honda pulled up behind them. A male — identified as the defendant by both the juvenile victim and his mother — was hanging out of the Honda’s passenger side window with a shotgun. After hearing gunfire, the boy and his mother fled in their car. The Honda followed, with the defendant shooting at the victims’ car. Six shotgun shells were recovered at the shooting scene. Thankfully the victims weren’t struck by the gunfire, but their car sustained bullet damage. King County prosecutors argued that the defendant should be held on $200,000 bail.

22–1–07632–8

Attempted Robbery in the First Degree

Assault in the Second Degree

In this case, the victim was driving when he was flagged down by the defendant. The victim stopped to see if the defendant needed assistance. Once the victim stopped and rolled down his window, the defendant pointed a gun directly at the victim and told him to get out of the car. As the victim ducked and drove away, the defendant shot into the victim’s vehicle and shot out the driver’s side window. A spent casing recovered from the scene is the same caliber as the gun found on the defendant’s person when he was arrested by law enforcement. King County prosecutors argued that the defendant should be held on $500,000 bail.

22–1–08054–6

Assault in the Second Degree

In this case, the defendant yelled at the victim while she was doing laundry in the shared laundry room of their apartment complex. When the victim approached, the defendant produced a box cutter and began to swing at the victim. The victim raised her arm to protect herself, and the defendant slashed her arm with the box cutter. The victim required surgery as well as 10 stitches to treat her injury. This is not the first time the defendant assaulted another person with a knife. In case number 15–1–03695–1, the defendant was convicted of Assault 2 — Domestic Violence, for slashing the victim in that case with a large kitchen knife, which was 8–10 inches long. King County prosecutors argued that the defendant should be held on $75,0000 bail in this current case because of the danger to the community. The first appearance judge set bail at $50,000 bail, and because prosecutors could not re-argue the bail amount under court rules, we asked for that $50,000 amount to be maintained when charges were filed.

These case summaries, which were posted Jan. 17, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.

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