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August 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Pierce County man accused of killing 2 roommates ordered held

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Tacoma-area man suspected of beating two roommates to death with a pipe over the weekend was ordered held without bail. A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered 40-year-old Richard Atkisson detained for 72 hours on a fugitive warrant out of California, where he has been charged with a sex…


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July 8, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Sex offender wanted in Snohomish County now in New York State

A Level III sex offender from Canada who was wanted in Snohomish County for failing to register has been located in New York State, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Police in Albany, N.Y. detained and questioned Kevin Scott Miller  last week. Police confirmed Miller has registered as a sex offender in New York and released him, according…


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June 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sex offender pleads not guilty to kidnapping at Beacon Hill park

A Level 3 sex offender accused of dragging a 6-year-old girl from a Beacon Hill park earlier this month pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping this morning in King County Superior Court. Jesse Brisbin, 30, is accused in court documents of approaching the girl around 7 p.m. June 5 at Benefit Park while she was…


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June 6, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Sex offender held in kidnapping of girl from Beacon Hill park

A Level III sex offender was arrested last night after he kidnapped a little girl from a Beacon Hill park, according to Seattle police. Police said the girl’s father called police just before 7 and said that a man had attempted to “touch his little girl.” The caller also said the attacker was surrounded by people in the 9300 block of…


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February 28, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Fugitive sex offender with Washington ties captured in Virginia

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….


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February 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Child rapist with Washington ties subject of nationwide manhunt

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…


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February 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Rapist wants to end supervision in Tacoma

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…


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January 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Victoria Clipper ‘pirate’ sentenced to 2 years, 5 months in prison

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…


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January 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Skagit County man sentenced to 8½ years for incest

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…


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January 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Sex offender who fled Canada pleads guilty to harassment


Michael Sean Stanley

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.


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