Charges filed by the KCPAO: Tuesday, Sept. 20
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. Details below are from the public charging documents.
Charges filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Tuesday, Sept. 20
- Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence (2 charges)
- Attempted Theft Of Motor Vehicle (1 charge)
- Attempting To Elude A Pursuing Police Vehicle (1 charge)
- Domestic Violence Felony Violation Of A Court Order (1 charge)
- Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Violation Of A Court Order (1 charge)
- Driving While License Suspended/Revoked In The Third Degree (1 charge)
- Hit And Run — Felony (1 charge)
- Indecent Liberties (1 charge)
- Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree — Domestic Violence (1 charge)
- Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (1 charge)
- Theft In The First Degree (1 charge)
- Theft In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree (1 charge)
- Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (4 charges: meth delivery; marijuana possession with intent — large scale drug house x3)
Hit and Run — Felony
The evening of Sept. 15, 2022, the defendant was driving her 2014 Honda Ridgeline in Auburn. The 34-year-old victim had just borrowed his brother’s motorcycle. He was attempting to proceed through an intersection when the defendant made a left turn and essentially struck him head-on and on his left side. The violence of the collision ejected the victim. He was left lying in the road with his left ankle facing backwards and bleeding from a catastrophic head injury. He would die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. The defendant briefly stopped her truck, then drove away. At no point did she call the police or provide her information to any of the witnesses at the scene. The defendant later admitted that she had just driven the pickup home but denied being in a collision but knew where the collision had taken place asking if that is where it had occurred. She asked for a lawyer and no other questions were asked. She kept stating that she did nothing bad and could not believe that a person had been killed. The responding officer noted several signs of alcohol impairment. She refused the breath test. The State requests bail remain set in the amount of $200,000, the amount ordered by a judge at the first appearance hearing.
The defendant followed a complete stranger off of the bus in Seattle, cornered her in a yard, pushed her down, and attempted to digitally penetrate her vagina. When the victim broke free, the defendant chased after her. The defendant only stopped pursuit and fled the scene once a male witness provided protection to the victim. The defendant’s behavior causes the State great concern that he is likely to commit a violent sexual offense if released from custody. The KCPAO requested that the court set bail in the amount of $100,000, as previously set by the King County District Court at the defendant’s first appearance hearing, and order a sexual assault protection order protecting the victim. (The KCPAO requested $250,000 and did not have the ability to re-argue bail with the filing of charges.)
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree
In this Kent case, police found the defendant slumped in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in a parking lot with a glass pipe near him. The defendant had a warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree, and was found in this case with a .38 revolver in his left sweatshirt pocket. The defendant was also found with suspected fentanyl and meth. (Drug possession cases — even cases of people using meth and heroin on the streets — have not been felony crimes since the State Supreme Court’s Blake decision in February 2021.)
These case summaries, which were posted Sept. 22, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.