Washington wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow will be charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree and one count of malicious mischief in a case related to his alleged assault of Seahawks fans in two post-Super Bowl incidents on Feb. 2.
The malicious mischief charge is also expected to be a misdemeanor, a source with knowledge of the case told The Seattle Times. The charges are expected to be filed by Thursday.
UW quarterback Cyler Miles, also linked to the alleged assaults, will not be charged. The King County Prosecutor’s Office found no indication of criminal behavior on Miles’ part, the source said.
The prosecutor’s office released a statement on Monday evening saying that an announcement would be made “shortly.”
Both players remained suspended from the team as of late Monday afternoon, with the Huskies set to resume spring practices Tuesday morning.
The source identified Stringfellow as the suspect who allegedly grabbed a woman and broke her camera lens during a scuffle near a campus-area bonfire shortly after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory. In that incident, the female victim told police a man “had attempted to rip a video camera from her hands and then knocked her out.” If the damaged camera lens is valued at more than $700, Stringfellow would face a felony charge; if it’s less than $700, as expected, it would be a misdemeanor charge of malicious mischief.
Stringfellow was also identified as the main suspect in an alleged assault during a second incident less than an hour later. The male victim in that incident told police that two men jumped out of a white sedan and asked the victim if he was a Seahawks fan. According to the police report, the victim said “something like, ‘Yeah of course, are you Broncos fans?’ ”
The suspects then “came at” the man and “started punching (him) in the face,” according to the police report. The man and a friend identified Stringfellow and Miles by looking at the UW football roster online.