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December 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Murder defendant dies of cancer in King County Jail

A 42-year-old inmate awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge was found dead in the infirmary in the King County Jail on Sunday night, said Capt. Troy Bacon, a spokesman for the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. The inmate was identified Monday as Roger D. Seela by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Seela died…

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June 25, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Inmate, 43, dies in custody at King County Jail

A 43-year-old male inmate died at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle Tuesday evening, according to the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. The inmate, a man from Seattle, was found unresponsive at about 6:40 p.m. by staff during a routine security check, the department said in a news release. Jail and medical…

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June 20, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Deputy accused in prostitution and theft case due in court July 1

Darrion Keith Holiwell, the King County sheriff’s deputy charged with helping his estranged wife work as a prostitute, stealing department ammunition and illegally delivering testosterone will not appear in court until his arraignment hearing on July 1. Because Holiwell was charged and his bail was set before his first court appearance, there is no need for a hearing until…

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June 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Sheriff: Prostitution, theft case against deputy is ‘police corruption’

Update at 2:19 p.m.: At this afternoon’s news conference, King County Sheriff John Urquhart laid out the case in detail, saying his office was looking into whether other deputies or commanders were involved or should have known of the illegal or improper activities alleged in the charges against Deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell. “This is a form of police corruption,…

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February 19, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Girlfriend arrested, but Bellevue jail escapee still missing

Tanjanique Hillis, who was wanted by police for allegedly providing assistance to her boyfriend and jail escapee Windell Downs III, has been arrested, according to the Bellevue Police Department.Hillis, 20, is in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail at the King County Jail, police said. Downs, a 21-year-old man, escaped from police custody on…

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November 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Don’t touch that dial when this jail inmate is watching football

A Seattle man with an obvious passion for football has been transferred from prison to the King County Jail on Friday to face charges that he caused another inmate’s broken arm after that man changed channels on a jail TV during halftime of a football game. Cedric Cureaux, 48, who has a long criminal history in Washington…

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January 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

County jail in Kent shut down after woman tosses suspected bomb

The county jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent was locked down for more than two hours today after a woman threw what was thought to have been a bomb through a staff entrance. The woman first went into a nearby bank and “made a comment about a bomb,” said King County Jail Cmdr….

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November 12, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Man arrested after melee outside Seattle hotel

Seattle police arrested a 34-year-old man last night after a brawl that started when he asked for a cigarette in the  Chinatown International District. Officers were called to the American Hotel, 520 S. King St., at 9:20 on a report of a fight in progress. When officers arrived they saw 12 people brawling around the corner…

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October 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Terms of jail release set for Seattle attorney charged with rapes

The Seattle attorney charged with raping several massage clinic employees will be on electronic home monitoring, have limited use of his computer and be allowed to be away from home for only up to four hours at a time, under the conditions for his release set out at a court hearing today. Danford Grant, who’s being…

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October 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Bail reduced for Seattle attorney charged with rape

A judge this morning reduced the bail for a Seattle attorney charged with rape from $3 million to $1 million. Also, prosecutors have added an additional charge against the attorney, Danford Grant, who is accused of raping massage therapists and a cashier of a massage clinic. Grant had sought to have his bail reduced to $250,000. Grant, 47,…

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