Charges filed by the KCPAO: Wednesday, July 13

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.

Charges filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Wednesday, July 13:

· Assault In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Assault In The Second Degree (3 charges)

· Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence (3 charges)

· Attempted Murder In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Attempted Theft In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Being A Fugitive From Justice (1 charge)

· Burglary In The Second Degree (6 charges)

· Domestic Violence Felony Violation Of A Court Order (2 charges)

· Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (1 charge)

· Felony Harassment (2 charges)

· Felony Harassment — Domestic Violence (2 charges)

· Malicious Mischief In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Malicious Mischief In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (1 charge)

· Rape of a Child in the Second Degree (1 charge)

· Rape of a Child in the Third Degree (2 charges)

· Residential Burglary (1 charge)

· Residential Burglary — Domestic Violence

· Robbery In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Robbery In The Second Degree (1 charge)

· Theft In The First Degree (1 charge)

· Theft In The Third Degree (1 charge)

· Unlawful Imprisonment — Domestic Violence (1 charge)

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

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

22–1–04171–1

Malicious Mischief in the Second Degree

From the charging documents:

In the present case, the defendant was throwing large landscaping rocks at various passing and parked cars causing almost $2000 in damage. He also threw rocks at innocent bystanders in Seattle. This began around 2:40 p.m. near Yale Avenue North and Republican Street. One of the first two victims said a rock grazed her cheek or shoulder and neither she nor her friend were injured. A witness watched the defendant throw rocks at multiple parked and passing vehicles. The witness also indicated that families with children were exiting the nearby childcare business had rocks thrown at them. A man walking by tried to calm the man by offering him a cigarette. The defendant is charged by the KCPAO in this case and a separate burglary and felony malicious mischief investigation. In that case, the KCPAO argued for him to be held on $75,000 and a judge set bail at $10,000. We asked for an additional $5,000 with the new case, and he remains in the King County Jail.

22–1–00471–8

Burglary in the Second Degree

From the charging documents:

On July 9, 2022, Seattle Police responded to Buckley’s in Queen Anne at 232 1st Avenue West in Seattle, WA for reports from a 24/7 security monitoring company of an in-progress burglary. Upon arrival, officers saw a white SUV outside Buckley’s, which was clearly and significantly damaged. Defendant attempted to run to the vehicle but instead took off on foot. Defendant was chased and apprehended by officers. The SUV fled with the other two suspects; officers would later learn the SUV was stolen. Defendant was shown on surveillance video as the driver of the SUV when it arrived. Damage to Buckley’s including the front canopy being pulled out of position, the door being forced open, and significant damage to an ATM inside from attempts to pry it open and remove it using chains attached to the vehicle. Surveillance video shows defendant (identifiable via his clothing) inside Buckley’s. The owner of the ATM, reports it contained $2,240.00 in US currency at the time of the attempted theft. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that he should be held in jail on $10,000 because the defendant is unlikely to return to court if released and because he’s a danger to the community. The first appearance judge set bail at $5,000, which we asked to be maintained with the filing of charges.

22–1–04168–1

Malicious Mischief In The First Degree

From the charging document:

The State has extreme safety concerns in this matter. Here, the defendant aimed and fired his BB gun at Seattle Police Department patrol cars, shattering the back window of one of the patrol cars. Through investigation, police determined that the defendant had fired from his apartment nearby on the third floor. Search incident to arrest, police found a pocketknife in one pocket and a self-defense pen in another pocket. Within his apartment, BB gun pellets were scattered across the floor. The defendant had a phone that was broadcasting SPD radio traffic, 6000 rounds of BBs, nine BB gun magazines, a container holding 250 BB pellets, a CO2 canister, four BB guns, and a Crossman high powered BB air rifle. Further, he had notebooks containing extremely disturbing drawings and words including detailed drawings of assault rifles, a subject stabbing another and laughing, a subject shooting another in the head and chest, as well as drawings depicting a subject throwing babies off of a roof and shooting babies with a long gun. Based on the foregoing, bail is necessary and appropriate in this matter to protect the community. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that he’s a danger to the community and should be held on $50,000 cases.

22–1–04618–6

Assault In The Second Degree

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree

From the court documents:

A SeaTac Parks Department employee was preparing to clean a bathroom when she heard a gunshot. Upon turning around, she saw a woman with a pistol in her left hand approaching. The parks employee called 911 and could hear the woman yelling. Police arrived and first responders helped the parks employee, who was shaken from the incident. The woman with the gun was yelling for her kids and fired 5–6 shots. Police recovered a semi-automatic Glock. The woman admitted that she fired multiple shots, according to investigators. The defendant has prior felony convictions in Yakima County for Theft in the Second Degree (2018), Assault in the Third Degree (2008) and Custodial Assault (2008). The defendant has escalated and engaged in a level of violence in this case that was extremely dangerous and brazen. The defendant has also admitted that she is likely to continue to violate court orders and possess a firearm, as she told law enforcement that she will always have on for her protection despite knowing she cannot legally possess one. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that the defendant is a danger to the community and should be held on $100,000 bail. We also argued that she’s unlikely to return to court if released. The first appearance judge set bail at $75,000 and she remains in custody.

22–1–04174–5

Possession of Stolen Vehicle

From the charging documents:

In the present case, the defendant was found in possession of a motorcycle that had been hotwired to start. There were no keys in the ignition and the gas cap had been drilled out. Officers found the defendant and the motorcycle at a South Park gas station. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that the defendant, who had 46 lifetime warrants, should be held in jail. A judge released the defendant on his personal recognizance over prosecutors’ objection.

22–1–04172–9

Burglary in the Second Degree

From the charging documents:

In the present case, the defendant entered a secured garage of the Ballard Place Condominiums. Post-Miranda, he admitted that he entered with the intent to steal a bicycle from the parking garage. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that because of his multiple warrants and long history of failing to comply with court orders, the defendant should be held in jail on $15,000. The first appearance judge set bail at $10,000, which is why we asked for that amount to maintained with the filing of charges.

These case summaries, which were posted July 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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