Charges filed by the KCPAO: Wednesday, Sept. 14
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, Sept. 14
- Assault In The First Degree (1 charge)
- Assault In The Second Degree (2 charges)
- Assault In The Second Degree — Domestic Violence (6 charges)
- Assault In The Third Degree — Domestic Violence (1 charge)
- Burglary In The Second Degree (6 charges)
- Domestic Violence Felony Violation Of A Court Order (2 charges)
- Felony Harassment (1 charge)
- Intimidating A Witness (1 charge)
- Making A False Or Misleading Statement To A Public Servant (1 charge)
- Malicious Mischief In The First Degree (1 charge)
- Obstructing A Law Enforcement Officer (1 charge)
- Possession Of Incendiary Device (1 charge)
- Possession Of Stolen Vehicle (6 charges)
- Rape in the Second Degree — Domestic Violence (1 charge)
- Residential Burglary — Domestic Violence (1 charge)
- Robbery In The Second Degree (1 charge)
- Theft In The First Degree (1 charge)
- Theft In The Second Degree (2 charges)
- Theft Of Motor Vehicle (4 charges)
- Trafficking In Stolen Property In The First Degree (1 charge)
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree (2 charges)
Malicious Mischief In The First Degree
In this case, the defendant was seen by Lake City library security officer breaking windows at the Bank of America next door. He broke several windows with an estimated damage of more than $6,000. The defendant has more than 20 misdemeanor convictions and at the time of filing had an active warrant out of Snohomish County. King County prosecutors argued that he should be held on $10,000 bail. The first appearance judge set bail at $5,000, and we asked that the amount remain when we rush-filed charges (filed within the first 72 hours to keep the defendant in custody).
Possession Of Stolen Vehicle
On June 30, 2022, a 1993 White Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 5000 block of 22nd Avenue NE in Seattle, WA. On September 12, 2022, Seattle police officers saw that Accord near the intersection of East Pine Street and Minor Avenue. A records check revealed to the officers that the Accord was stolen. They saw defendant, the driver and sole occupant, leave the car and stopped him. Post-Miranda, defendant told officers that traded about $100 in narcotics to someone for the car and that he received no paperwork in exchange. The defendant further admitted that he did not even have a key for the Accord and noted that any key, even a house key, could start the vehicle. Finally, defendant said the ignition was “jimmied” and noted, “yeah, I should have said this might be stolen.” Officers observed that the Accord’s ignition was damaged and noted that the damage should have been obvious to anyone in the car. King County prosecutors asked a judge to hold him on $20,000 bail.
Assault In The Second Degree
The victim was driving in Seattle when he encountered another vehicle that was parked partially blocking the roadway. He honked at the other vehicle and asked the defendant, who was in the driver’s seat, if he was going to go forward or not. In response, the defendant pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim. Afraid that he was going to be shot, the victim ducked down and sped away.
These case summaries, which were posted Sept. 18, 2022, are not expected to be updated. To see additional details in each case, go to the KC-Script Portal.