Charges filed by the KCPAO: Wednesday, Oct. 5
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 below are from the public charging documents.
Charges filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Arson In The First Degree (1 charge)
- Attempted Burglary In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Attempted Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence (1 charge)
- Attempting To Elude A Pursuing Police Vehicle (3 charges)
- Being A Fugitive From Justice (1 charge)
- Burglary In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Domestic Violence Felony Violation Of A Court Order (1 charge)
- Endangerment With A Controlled Substance (1 charge)
- Escape In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Hit And Run (1 charge)
- Malicious Mischief In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Murder In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (5 charges)
- Rape of a Child in the First Degree (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 — crack; possession with intent — heroin)
Murder in the Second Degree
The defendant’s actions, captured entirely on surveillance video, demonstrate that he is a risk to community safety when he is angry. The video clearly shows the interaction between the victim and the defendant. The defendant, obviously angry that the victim punctured his bike tire, walked to a different area of the parking lot. He returned 4 minutes later and threw a fist-sized rock at the victim’s head while the victim was sitting on the curb. This act of revenge that resulted in the death of the victim illustrates the risk that the defendant poses to the public. At first appearance, the State requested bail in the amount of $2,000,000. Bail was set at $250,000.
Endangerment With A Controlled Substance
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree
While in the defendant’s care, the 13-month-old victim overdosed on methamphetamine. The defendant is an admitted methamphetamine user. A 13-month-old baby is completely dependent on the care of others for his or her basic needs and safety. Law enforcement executed a search of the defendant’s home and found a plethora of alarming evidence that posed a significant threat to the 13-month-old victim. Some, but not all, of the concerning items found were methamphetamine pipes, burned aluminum foil and small and clear plastic baggies with white crystalline substance residue. These, along with open and uncapped containers of cleaning supplies, trash, rotting food and other dangerous items were littered about the apartment. Finally, and perhaps most concerning, law enforcement located two firearms. Approximately 1 foot off the ground on a side table, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun with a bullet in the chamber and no safety engaged. The gun was loaded with several live rounds of ammunition. In addition, officers located a .308 caliber hunting rifle under the couch. This firearm was confirmed reported stolen. The defendant has multiple previous convictions, including felonies that prohibit his possession of a firearm. The KCPAO argued that he should be held in jail on $50,000 bail.
Burglary In The Second Degree
On October 3, 2022, King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report from a Shoreline woman that a stranger trespassed in her backyard. While searching the area, deputies followed a banging noise to a nearby home. There they saw defendant inside a garage to which the door appeared forced open. The Defendant fled the garage and deputies pursued on foot, eventually arresting him in a nearby yard. The defendant was found with multiple items, including women’s glasses. The second victim later told deputies the items were taken from her car which was inside her garage. A subsequent search of her garage revealed that both her vehicles had been prowled. There was also a cloth tote bag filled with items taken from the vehicles that appeared abandoned due to the interruption of the burglary. The first victim later confirmed the defendant is the individual she saw in her yard when deputies brought him by for a show-up identification. The KCPAO argued that the defendant, who has an extensive history, should be held on $20,000 bail. The first appearance judge set bail at $5,000.
These case summaries, which were posted Oct. 10, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.