Charges filed by the KCPAO: Thursday, Aug. 11

The overwhelming majority of criminal case 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.

Charges filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Thursday, Aug. 11:

· Arson In The First Degree (5 charges)

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

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

· Being A Fugitive From Justice (1 charge)

· Burglary In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Child Molestation In The First Degree (2 charges)

· Escape In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Identity Theft in the Second Degree (5 charges)

· Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (3 charges)

· Residential Burglary — Domestic Violence (1 charge)

· Residential Burglary (1 charge)

· Robbery In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Tampering With A Witness (1 charge)

· Theft Of Motor Vehicle (2 charges)

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

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

· Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (2 charges: possession with intent — fentanyl; possession with intent — heroin)


Arson In The First Degree (5 charges)

From the charging documents:

The defendant is a danger to the community. In this case, he deliberately started fires at five different [Seattle] homes, causing significant damage and danger to the occupants. Nearly all the homes were occupied, and one had three children present where the adults had to rush the family outside as the fire was spreading quickly. The defendant was observed by neighbors and witnesses either in the process of lighting fires, or in close proximity to where the fires had been started. He was also caught on surveillance at one of the homes carrying a propane tank under the home’s deck with a lighter in his hand. When arrested, he was found with lighters on his person. When interviewed by the officers investigating this case, the defendant not only admitted to starting some of the fires, he also said he would have likely started another had he not been caught and arrested. The State believes he is likely to commit another violent offense and therefore requests bail be set in the amount of $500,000. The defendant has a pending Assault in the Fourth Degree — Domestic Violence out of Snohomish County for which he has already been arraigned. The defendant currently has an active warrant out of Tukwila Municipal Court.


Theft Of Motor Vehicle

From the charging documents:

In this Kent case, the defendant was observed on surveillance footage stealing the victim’s car. The defendant was then found in possession of the same car the next day. The defendant currently has an active warrant out of Enumclaw Municipal Court in the amount of $1,000.00 (Cause Number 1A0104848). The defendant has had 25 additional bench warrants issued for failure to appear since 2000.


Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (possession with intent — fentanyl)

From the charging documents:

On 1/20/22, pursuant to a valid search warrant of the defendant’s vehicle, police found roughly 167g heroin, nearly 2,500 suspected fentanyl pills, two firearms, items such as rubber bands and baggies, two safes, and several bindles of US currency totaling $23,257.00. An additional charge may be added after the suspected fentanyl pills are tested. Police referred this case to prosecutors on June 27. There was a request for more information from investigators in July, that was received and the case was filed Aug. 11.

These case summaries, which were posted Aug. 15, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.

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