Charges filed by the KCPAO: Tuesday, June 28

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 information about the kind of cases we handle.

Charges filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

· Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence (one charge)

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

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

· Burglary In The Second Degree (one charge)

· Child Molestation In The First Degree (one charge)

· Child Molestation In The Third Degree (one charge)

· Escape In The Second Degree (one charge)

· Felony Harassment — Domestic Violence (one charge)

· Forgery (one charge)

· Hate Crime (one charge)

· Identity Theft in the Second Degree (two charges)

· Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (three charges)

· Rape of a Child in the Third Degree (one charge)

· Robbery In The Second Degree (one charge)

· Theft In The First Degree (one charge)

· Theft Of Motor Vehicle (three charges)

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

· Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree (two charges)

22–1–03077–8

Hate Crime

From the charging documents:

On June 23, 2022, the victim was responding to a confrontation between the defendant and another resident of the Catholic Community Services Shelter. When the defendant opened her door, she proceeded to yell racial slurs at the victim, an African American woman. The defendant then began twisting a lanyard hanging from the victim’s neck and tightening it while stepping on the victim’s foot to prevent her from getting away. A witness assisted the victim in getting away from the defendant. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim demonstrated that an earring had been torn from her ear and that she had an abrasion around her neck and that her finger was injured from the confrontation and was swollen. The victim also reported that the defendant had a history of making racist remarks towards her. The defendant has no known criminal history. Despite the lack of any criminal convictions, her behavior in the above laid out facts indicate that she poses a risk of committing a violent offense. The racial motivations behind the violent attack of the victim demonstrate a high likelihood that she will continue to engage in this behavior and therefore bail is necessary and appropriate. The State requests bail set in the amount of $50,000.00.

22–1–03955–4

Robbery in the Second Degree

From the charging documents:

According to the Certification for Determination for Probable Cause, the victim, who is a security guard for the Port of Seattle, saw the defendant trying to get into the marina gates so he approached the defendant and told him to leave. The defendant came at the victim with a skateboard, swung it in a threatening manner, and demanded property from the victim. The victim, not wanting to be struck by the skateboard, dropped his keys and badge. The defendant took the victim’s property and ran towards the marina office; officers located the defendant, who was in possession of the victim’s property, in the marina office. It’s obvious — based on the defendant’s conduct in the present case and his criminal history — that the defendant is a threat to community safety. In addition to bail, the State requests that the defendant have no contact with the victim or Pier 66 (2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle). The State requests that bail be set at $10,000, as was set at the probable cause hearing, based on the likelihood that the defendant will commit a violent offense. [The KCPAO argued for $15,000 at the first appearance hearing, and a judge set bail at $10,000.]

22–1–04734–4

Burglary in the Second Degree

Theft of a Motor Vehicle

From the charging documents:

Officers were dispatched to Scarff Motors in Auburn for a reported auto theft in progress. Responding officers learned that a white sedan was used to smash a door to a building on the property, multiple vehicle keys were stolen, and two vehicles were stolen (2016 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Ford Bronco). The dealership later reported additional vehicles had been stolen. Pursuant to CrR 2.2(b)(2)(iv), the State requests that bail be set in the amount of $5,000. The defendant is currently in custody in Pierce County Superior Court for several pending felony matters. The defendant is also on bench warrant status for a failure to appear in King County Superior Court case 22–1–00530–7 SEA for Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft of Motor Vehicle. [In that earlier King County case, the defendant was released by the first appearance judge over the objection of prosecutors.]

These case summaries, which were posted July 1, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.

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