KCPAO in the News: May 31—June 8

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from May 31 through June 8. 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

Federal Way Mirror: Stars Bar shooting suspect identified; bartenders honored in celebration of life

Fox 13: 12-year-old terrorizes Tukwila community on violent, random crime spree

Kent Reporter: Nicholas gets nearly 46 years for Federal Way murder of Sarah Yarborough

Kent Reporter: Backpack becomes a murder weapon | King County Crime Dive podcast

KING 5: Bellevue pot shop robbery suspects tracked to Kent with tracking device

KING 5: Retail theft ring suspects accused of stealing over $76,000 in merchandise in Bellevue

KUOW: Teens are using 3D printers to make guns in Seattle area

Seattle Times: Federal Way man charged with murder had plans to flee the state

Seattle Times: How King County’s proposed hate crime hotline could work

Charges Filed in Georgetown Double Homicide

My Northwest: Charges filed against Georgetown double homicide suspect

Seattle Times: Man killed 2 in Georgetown ‘with no provocation,’ prosecutors allege

Roxbury Lanes Shooting Case

Fox 13: Victim dies, arrest made following shooting at Roxbury Lanes & Casino in White Center

King 5: Roxbury Lanes shooting suspect targeted man ‘for being a snitch,’ police say

Seattle Times: Bystander killed in revenge shooting at White Center casino, prosecutors say

Resolution in 2020 Shooting Case

King 5: Man pleads guilty to charges for deadly 2020 mass shooting in downtown Seattle

Seattle Times: Plea deal struck for final shooter in 2020 downtown Seattle gunfight

Echo Glen Escape Update

KOMO 4: 3 of 7 teens who escaped from juvenile detention facility could face kidnapping charges

Renton Reporter: Teens charged after coordinated escape from King County detention center

Seattle City Council Votes Down Drug Use Ordinance

Crosscut: Jail or treatment? Seattle City Council is split on drug possession

KING 5: Seattle City Council rejects public drug use legislation

KNKX: Divisive drug legislation fails Seattle City Council vote

KOMO 4: Will the city of Seattle enforce the state’s newly passed drug law?

Seattle Times: Seattle City Council narrowly rejects drug prosecution bill

South Seattle Emerald: Misdemeanor Drug Crimes Will Continue to Be Prosecuted by King County, Not the City of Seattle

The Stranger: City Council to Develop More Thoughtful War on Drugs

The Urbanist: Seattle Democrats Mulling Drug Law Siccing Republican City Attorney on the Poor

The Urbanist: Seattle Council Narrowly Rejects ‘War on Drugs’ Bill