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July 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Bail set at $75K for man who allegedly abducted daughter from U District

A man who touched off a citywide manhunt when he allegedly confronted the mother of his young daughter in the University District Tuesday and then took off with the child was ordered held today on probable cause for investigation of felony harassment-domestic violence. On Tuesday, Seattle police asked for the public’s help in locating Eric Carney, 39, and the…

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July 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Sex offender accused of masturbating in front of woman

A 37-year-old West Seattle man, who police say exposed himself and masturbated in front of different women at least three times in recent weeks, was charged today with indecent exposure and failing to register as a sex offender, according to King County prosecutors. Duane Atwood was arrested Friday and was released from the King County Jail…

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July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man accused of shooting bank guard was just released from jail

A 24-year-old Seattle man was released from jail two days before he allegedly punched a bank security guard, wrestled away the guard’s gun and shot the man at least twice, before shooting himself in the face, according to prosecutors. Arthur Idowu Thomas spent nearly two months in the King County Jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault…

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July 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Serial rapist sentenced to at least 14.5 years for 1980 murder in Bellevue

A serial rapist who was civilly committed as a sexually violent predator in 2002 was sentenced to serve at least 14.5 years, and up to life in prison, for the 1980 rape and fatal strangling of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman in 1980. Because Michael Halgren, 58, strangled Susan Barbara Lowe with a pair of pantyhose before…

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July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Suspect, security guard shot at Central District bank

A security guard and second man were critically injured by gunfire Thursday morning as both men fought over the guard’s handgun outside a Central District bank, Seattle police said. The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. outside a Bank of America branch at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Police believe the bank guard…

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July 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Man fatally shot by Kent police had lengthy criminal record

The man who was fatally shot Sunday by Kent police following a manhunt, shootout and propane-tank explosion was identified Tuesday by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as 28-year-old Richard Duncalf. Duncalf died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, back, chest and extremities, according to death investigators. Five Kent police officers were placed on paid administrative…

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July 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Burien man accused of killing ex-wife, leaving body in car at park and ride

A judge found probable cause on Tuesday to hold a 41-year-old Burien man on investigation of second-degree murder after he told Seattle police late Sunday that he though his ex-wife was dead and that her body was in a vehicle at a Kent Park and Ride. The man waived his first court appearance Tuesday and a bond…

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July 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Trial begins in 2008 gang slaying of teen at Garfield High

Testimony is under way in the trial of a man accused of killing 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounding a second boy at Garfield High School nearly six years ago. Deangelo A. Saloy, 22, is on trial in King County Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on…

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July 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thieves behind elaborate Sodo wine heist plead guilty

Two men accused of stealing more than $600,000 worth of wine from a Sodo wine storage business during an elaborate Thanksgiving Day heist pleaded guilty this afternoon in King County Superior Court. Samuel Harris, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree arson, second-degree burglary and 10 counts of first-degree theft.  Co-defendant Luke Thesing, 36, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and nine counts…

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