A King County District Court judge set bail at $250,000 Monday for a 25-year-old South Seattle man accused of stealing a car and crashing it into another vehicle on Thanksgiving Day, injuring three children.
Judge Arthur Chapman agreed to the state’s bail request, finding that Abdinjib Ibraham is a danger to the community and is likely to commit a violent offense if released.
Probable cause was found on Saturday to hold Ibraham on investigation of robbery, but the King County Prosecutor’s Office also plans to add three counts of vehicular assault and one count of eluding police to the charges, along with a firearms charge, Deputy Prosecutor Allison Bannerman told the judge. One child suffered a broken nose, a second child suffered a broken femur and the third child suffered a broken pelvis in the crash, Bannerman said.
Just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the owner of a white Infiniti G35 left his car running to warm it up while he went to order a cup of tea from a restaurant near Rainier Avenue South and South Othello Street, according to the probable-cause statement outlining the police case against Ibraham. The owner apparently confronted Ibraham, who brandished a firearm at the other man before taking off north on Rainier Avenue South, the statement says.
After receiving the 911 report of a stolen vehicle, a Seattle police officer pulled behind the Infiniti and attempted to stop it, but Ibraham allegedly turned east on South Grand Street and slammed into a purple Chevrolet Monte Carlo that had been driving south on 23rd Avenue South, the statement says. The Monte Carlo rolled onto its side from the impact. Ibraham was seated in the driver’s seat of the Infiniti when he was arrested by police, according to the statement.
Police found a semi-automatic handgun on the floor of the car, the statement says.
Bannerman said in court Monday that Ibraham is barred from possessing a firearm due to his criminal history. Prosecutors plan to rush-file charges against him, she said.