KCPAO in the News: Feb. 22— Feb. 28


Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from February 22 through February 28. Our office handles felony-level crimes — which are the more serious crimes committed in King County — while City Attorneys’ offices handle most misdemeanors. Each day, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office files roughly 25 felony cases in King County, and we’re working hard to make sure the public and the media know about the work we’re doing to hold people who cause harm accountable.

PAO Mentions

Auburn Reporter: Auburn police arrest suspect in alleged drive-by shooting

My Northwest: Arrest made in string of bank robberies across King County

Seattle Times: Delay in mental health restoration for defendants in WA risks public safety (Leesa Manion / Ann Davison op-ed)

West Seattle Blog: WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglary arrest; stolen Chevrolet pickup

Updates in Case Against Franklin High School Teacher

KOMO 4: Seattle teacher took 16-year-old student to mall for sex toys during ongoing relationship

McClatchy: High school teacher accused of sexual misconduct with 16-year-old student, WA cops say

Seattle Times: Seattle teacher accused of sexual relationship with 16-year-old student

Charges in Redmond Stabbing Case

96.5 FM: Microsoft Employee Stabs Co-Worker, Sparks Hours-Long Standoff In Redmond

KING 5: ‘Significant sentence’ possible if Microsoft stabbing suspect is convicted, prosecutors say

KOMO 4: Suspect and victim of Redmond stabbing both worked at Microsoft

My Northwest: Microsoft employee improving after stabbing by stranger

Bail Posted in Auburn Kidnapping Case

Fox 13: Man accused in attempted kidnapping of Auburn barista is freed on bail

KIRO 7: Auburn man accused of trying to kidnap barista posts bail

KOMO 4: Man charged for trying to kidnap Auburn barista released on $50K bail

Charges in Sammamish Home Invasion Case

KING 5: Man charged in violent Sammamish home invasion

KOMO 4: Sammamish home invasion that injured resident was random, prosecutor’s say