The Associated Press DENVER — A child rapist who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt last week after he sliced off his GPS monitor and disappeared from Denver was arrested Friday, U.S. marshals said. Eric Hartwell, 51, was taken into custody in Norfolk, Va., at a motel on Military Highway, the U.S. Department of Justice said….More
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DENVER — The U.S. Marshals Service says it’s offering a substantial reward for help finding a convicted child rapist with a history of fleeing and refusing to register with authorities. State and federal agents were searching for Eric E. Hartwell in the Denver area Monday, three days after he walked away from a halfway house…More
The Associated Press TACOMA — A rapist who pleaded guilty 32 years ago and says he’s now a changed man wants out of requirements for continued supervision and registration as a sex offender. A Pierce County judge will take up the request Friday from Donald Lee Giffin. The News Tribune reports he admitted more than 20 rapes in…More
A self-proclaimed “pirate” who pleaded guilty to stealing a Victoria Clipper ferry last month was sentenced to two years and five months in prison by a King County Superior Court judge on Friday. Samuel Kenneth McDonough, a convicted sex-offender from Preston who represented himself during the court proceedings, asked the judge to give him less…More
By Russell Hixson / Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County Superior Court judge sentenced Chad Chenoweth on Thursday to 8½ years in prison for first-degree incest, his 14th sex offense and his first involving an adult victim. “I consider sex offenses, short of death, the most damaging thing a victim can go through,” Judge…More
Update at 1:56 p.m.: | The City Attorney’s Office says Stanley will be eligible for release from jail on March 10.
Original post: | Fugitive sex offender Michael Sean Stanley pleaded guilty this morning to misdemeanor charges of harassment and resisting arrest in Seattle Municipal Court.
Judge Willie Gregory sentenced Stanley to 364 days in jail, with 154 days suspended. He also received credit for the time he’s spent behind bars since his arrest, although it’s unclear when he will be released.
They Seattle City Attorney’s Office said they are still calculating when Stanley will be released. Kimberly Mills, spokeswoman for City Attorney Pete Holmes, said Stanley will not be released today.
Stanley, through his lawyer, asked for alcohol treatment as part of his sentence.
“I got to be responsible for an action,” Stanley told Gregory. “I do need to do something about treatment. Once I get the treatment I think everything is going to work out.”
Stanley, 48, was arrested after Seattle police responded to a report of a man yelling in a West Seattle alley early in the morning of Oct. 22. A neighbor told officers that Stanley threatened him after he asked Stanley to quiet down, according to a police report.
Officers said Stanley was belligerent and “actively resisted” their commands, according to a police report. Following his arrest, officers confiscated a small lock-blade knife, a flashlight, a screwdriver and pliers from Stanley, according to the report.
After Stanley’s arrest, police said he had also been involved in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy that same morning. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said the alleged sexual assault is still under investigation.More
An unregistered sex offender was charged today with second-degree assault after he allegedly attacked a 60-year-old woman Saturday in a restroom at Harborview Medical Center, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The suspect, Greg T. Walton, 38, was wanted on a warrant after he failed to register as a sex offender with King County Sheriff’s…More
A sex offender with a “horrendous” criminal history in Canada has registered as a sex offender with the King County Sheriff’s Office, listing his general location as First Street and Pine Avenue in downtown Seattle, near Pike Place Market and one block from a preschool, according to records. Washington state’s sex offender registry shows that…More
Doesn’t pay to be a restaurant employee: Two days ago a Chipotle employee got hit with a hot sauce bottle in downtown Seattle and last night an employee of a pizza place in Green Lake was stabbed. In the Green Lake incident, the suspect had four knives on him when…More
Seattle police say they have located a violent sex offender who fled Canada for the U.S. earlier this month, and have told him to register as a sex-offender in the U.S. or face arrest. Michael Sean Stanley, 48, cut a GPS monitor off his ankle in Edmonton, Alberta, on Oct. 1 and, according to law-enforcement…More