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December 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM
The Associated Press
Surveillance video from a Metro bus in Seattle shows the dramatic takedown of an armed man who was robbing passengers of their phones.
The video from Nov. 25 is evidence in the case against 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown of Seattle. He pleaded not guilty on Monday to robbery charges and is jailed with bail set at $350,000.
The video shows the robber taking phones before pointing his gun in the face of one man who pushes it away and fights back. Other passengers jump in and subdue the gunman.
One of the passengers who was robbed, Chris Briggs, told KOMO he initially said no but handed over his phone when he was jabbed with the gun.
After another passenger scuffled with the robber, Briggs jumped in to help hold him.
December 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Seattle police say a suspected shoplifter stabbed a loss-prevention officer at a downtown business.
A suspect is in custody, police said. The stabbing happened at Third Avenue and Union Street, near Benaroya Hall. The victim appears to have minor injuries, police said.
Southbound lanes of Third Avenue, a major thoroughfare for King County Metro, will be closed at Union Street during the investigation, police said.
This post will be updated.
December 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM
A 25-year-old man suspected of shooting a man in Des Moines this morning is being questioned by police.
The shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m in the 21900 block of 29th Avenue South, according to police. The victim, a 22-year-old man, told police another man asked him for money. When the victim said he didn’t have any cash he was shot several times in the legs, according to Des Moines police.
The gunman took off, heading north on 29th Avenue South. The victim was taken to Valley Medical Center with serious injuries to his legs, police said.
Des Moines police and King County sheriff’s detectives searched the area and learned that the suspect got onto a King County Metro bus. Officers stopped the bus in the 22400 block of Pacific Highway South; the man was detained.
The suspect is expected to be booked into jail on investigation of felony assault charges.
December 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The Associated Press
BELLINGHAM — A man wanted in a beating death at a Bellingham motel has surrendered to police.
Bellingham police say 34-year-old David Alan Solomon turned himself in about 3 a.m. Tuesday and was booked into the Whatcom County Jail for investigation of murder.
Police say he kicked down a door early Sunday and assaulted 33-year-old Ike P. Scarborough who died Monday with severe head injuries.
December 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM
The Associated Press
BELLINGHAM — Police say a man seriously injured in a weekend assault at a motel has died.
Police identified the victim who died Monday as 33-year-old Ike Scarborough. An autopsy is planned Tuesday. The victim suffered severe head injuries.
Lt. Rick Sucee says a suspect in the Sunday assault at the Aloha Motel is now being sought for investigation of first-degree murder.
Police have arrested a second man accused of driving the attacker from the scene. Cody George of Bellingham was arrested for investigation of rendering criminal assistance.
December 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM
A King County Metro Transit bus driver was fired for repeatedly punching a passenger who had fallen asleep and spit in the driver’s face after he was awakened and forced off the bus by the driver.
The driver, Dennis Echols, 61, told police he “lost it” after being spat on. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras.
Echols struck passenger Ethan S. McKinney, 23, in the head with a eight-pound rubber wheel block, according to prosecutors. Echols followed McKinney, pushed him against a bench, punched him seven times, threw him to the ground and kicked him in the midsection, according to prosecutors.
Echols and McKinney have been charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. (more…)
December 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of robbing and assaulting a cab driver near Lynnwood earlier this month.
Eric Johnson was arrested yesterday for investigation of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault. A second, unidentified suspect (below) is still being sought.
The incident happened around midnight Dec. 3, when the taxi driver was beaten by the two men and robbed of cash and credit cards near the 16600 block of Sixth Avenue West near Lynnwood, the Sheriff’s Office said. The two men then forced the cab driver, a 51-year-old man, to walk with them to a convenience store in the 200 block of 164th Street Southwest.
After unsuccessfully trying to force the cabbie to withdraw cash from an ATM, the two men fled.
Detectives say the assailant still being sought is white, approximately 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. He wore glasses when the attack occurred.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s Anonymous Tip Line at 425-388-3845.
December 9, 2013 at 3:17 PM
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two men in connection with the attack and robbery of a taxi cab driver last week.
Around midnight last Tuesday, the driver was beaten by the two men and robbed of cash and credit cards near the 16600 block of Sixth Avenue West near Lynnwood, the sheriff’s office said. The two men then forced the cab driver, a 51 year-old man, to walk with them to a convenience store in the 200 block of 164th Street Southwest.
After unsuccessfully trying to force the cabbie to withdraw cash from an ATM, the two men fled.Detectives believe that one of the suspects is Eric T. Johnson, 27, who is known to frequent South Everett, Lynnwood and North Seattle, especially public transportation facilities and homeless shelters, the sheriff’s office said.
Detectives are also hoping to identify the other assailant (pictured below), described as a white man, approximately 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. He wore glasses when the attack occurred.
Anyone with information about either suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s Anonymous Tip Line at 425-388-3845.
December 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM
The Associated Press
KELSO — The Cowlitz County sheriff’s office says a 69-year-old man was wounded in a shooting early Monday in Ryderwood.
The man and the 43-year-old woman suspected of shooting him both called 911 about 4:30 a.m.
The man said his roommate shot him and the woman said she had just shot someone.
The man was able to drive to meet an aid crew. He was airlifted to a hospital in Tacoma for surgery on a gunshot wound in the abdomen.
The sheriff’s office says the woman remained on the line and continued to shoot a rifle randomly until deputies arrived.
The dispatcher talked her out of the house, and she was arrested.
December 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM
A 24-year-old woman is being held in King County Jail after allegedly running over her husband during a fight that started at an office holiday party on Queen Anne on Saturday, according to Seattle police.
The couple decided to leave the party when they began to argue but continued fighting while at their car, which was parked in a lot in the 2000 block of 15th Avenue West, police said. The husband got out of the car and walked away as things became more heated, police said.
“He then noticed that his wife was maneuvering their black 2004 Mitsubishi Galant toward him so he sheltered behind a small tree at the edge of the parking lot. His wife drove over the tree, struck him with the car and ran over him. She then sped off down the road,” wrote Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel in a post on the SPD Blotter.
A state trooper pulled the woman over when he saw her driving recklessly, police said. Seattle police also responded and booked the woman into jail on investigation of felony domestic violence assault.
King County Jail records show that she was denied bail.
The 34-year-old victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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