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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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October 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Jail guards’ union opposes TV for inmate accused of killing officer

The King County Corrections Guild (KCCG) has joined the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Police Officers’ Guild in opposing a decision by the King County Jail to place a TV in the cell of Christopher Monfort, who is accused of killing a Seattle officer and wounding his partner three years ago. The statement by Sgt. Doug…

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September 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Death of King County Jail inmate under investigation

A King County Jail inmate died yesterday after being taken to Harborview Medical Center a week ago,  according to a news release from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Last Thursday, a corrections officer found the 27-year-old Seattle woman unconscious in her jail cell and called for assistance. Jail staff began CPR before the woman was rushed to Harborview. The woman had…

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June 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Jailed Burien woman accused of starving baby threatened by other inmates

A 23-year-old woman accused of starving her 2-month old son did not appear for arraignment this morning because of concerns about her safety. Katherine A. Mattern has been held in solitary confinement at the King County Jail since shortly after her June 5 arrest because other female inmates have threatened her, according to the King County…

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April 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Stricken King County Jail inmate dies in hospital

A King County Jail inmate died at a Seattle hospital today after being found unconscious in his cell last week, according to the county’s Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention The 33-year old Renton man had been booked into the jail in downtown Seattle on April 9 for investigation of property destruction and harassment, the department said.  On April 16, a corrections officer found…

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