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January 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Court records reveal new details in Portland hotel homicide

The Associated Press PORTLAND — New court records show detectives used phone records to track down the Washington man accused of killing an escort last month at a Portland hotel. Search warrant affidavits filed in Seattle and obtained by The Oregonian show Tae Bum Yoon exchanged more than 25 text messages with Ashley Benson on Christmas, and…

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January 9, 2015 at 7:25 PM

1 of 3 ‘Tuba Man’ killers sentenced to 18-1/2 years in Bellevue slaying

A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing a Renton man at a Bellevue Square restaurant on Christmas Eve 2012 was sentenced Friday to 18-1/2 years in prison. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones, 21, pleaded guilty in December for fatally shooting DeShawn Milliken, 30, at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar that operated in Bellevue Square. He faced up…

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January 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Bellevue man faces charges in woman’s death at Portland hotel

The Columbian (TNS) A Bellevue man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a Vancouver woman in a Portland hotel room last month. Tae Bum Yoon, 26, is scheduled to appear in Multnomah County Court today to face charges in connection to the Dec. 26 death of 24-year-old, Ashley Renee Benson. Benson’s body was found in the Double Tree…

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December 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

‘Tuba Man’ killer pleads guilty to Bellevue nightclub slaying

A man who was convicted as a teenager of killing street musician Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to an unrelated fatal shooting in Bellevue on Christmas Eve 2012. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing DeShawn Milliken in the Mirror Lounge at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar in Bellevue Square. The…

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December 1, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Police: Pedestrian fatality in Bellevue

UPDATE 8:24 a.m.| Bellevue police say that an 18-year-old motorist struck and killed a 77-year-old woman at 150th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 38th Street just after 6 a.m. Police spokesman Seth Tyler, in a news release, said the 18-year-old man, who lives in Bellevue, is cooperating with the investigation. Tyler said that drugs and alcohol are not believed…

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November 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

4 men plead guilty in Bellevue, Kirkland hash-oil explosions

The Associated Press Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash-oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance. They also pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing hash oil…

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November 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Bellevue teacher accused of having sex with student, 17

A Bellevue high-school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was arrested last week, police said Friday. The 33-year-old teacher was arrested Nov. 7 after the Bellevue Police Department received a complaint the day before alleging that he’d engaged in a sexual relationship with a female student, the department said. He was…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Police searching for missing Bellevue man

The Bellevue Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Bellevue man who has not been seen since late September. Michael W. Bennett, 44, who lives in Bellevue’s Newport Hills neighborhood, was last seen on Sept. 26, police said. His father reported him missing on Oct. 11, after he did not show up…

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October 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Charge filed against Marshawn Lynch accuser

The woman who made assault and property-damage allegations against Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch in August has been charged with making a false statement to a public servant. Jammie Lynn Ficarelli, 31, of Everett, was charged Thursday in King County District Court, according to the Bellevue City Attorney’s Office. Ficarelli alleged that Lynch had assaulted her…

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