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Four people charged in two strong-arm robberies in Tillicum

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 25, 2012 at 11:51 am with 6 Comments »
May 25, 2012 12:24 pm

Pierce County prosecutors have charged four young adults with punching and kicking two citizens during robberies in Tillicum earlier this week.

Michael L. Warren, 23; Mathew J. Holt, 20; Brandon L. Buckley, 18; and Krystal R. Smith, 21, were each charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree robbery and made court appearances.

Holt was ordered held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $100,000. The others were ordered held on lesser amounts.

Charging documents provide the following information.

A 25-year-old man walking toward the Tillicum Food Center, 14713 Union Ave., was approached about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The suspects asked if he was “Kevin.”

The man knew two of the suspects from an incident the week before when he’d been jumped. He said no and tried to walk away.

The suspects then punched the man in the face, knocking him to the ground. He ran to the food center “but was caught and dragged out while still being punched,” charging documents state.

The man was punched and kicked and his wallet was stolen. He was left with a bloodied lower lip. The suspects fled.

About 20 minutes later, a 51-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground as she walked nearby.

She told officers she was punched and kicked all over her body. The attackers took a prescription bottle filled with Vicodin pills.

The woman had cuts and blood all over her face. Her wrist was broken.

She identified Holt and Warren as the people who robbed her. Smith and Buckley also were arrested and admitted they were involved in the robberies.

Prosecutors noted that Holt and Warren were documented members of a Tillicum street gang.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. dsutton says:

    Just goes to show that n-e thing can at n-e time to n-e one…glad they caught them tho

  2. ptproudnative says:

    THESE KIDDS ARE PATHETIC!!!!LOCK THEM UP THROW KEY AWAY!!!

  3. catriley says:

    “Krystal” it’s almost as if her parents were psychic. Glad they were caught.

  4. ptproudnative says:

    LAST YR A POO YOUNG LADY PUTS HER KIDS TO BED THIS WHEN YOU CAN STRAIGHTEN UP THE HOUSE ROUND YOUR GARBADGE UP AND SOME JURK FOLLOW HER INTO HER HOUSE WHEN SHE TAKE OUT AND ASSULTED AN I THINK RAPE HER SO YES AN INNOCENT TASK OR SOMETHING YOU DO EVERY DAY ONE NEVER KNOWS IF SOMETHING IS GONNA HAPPEN,,,ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS I HAVE MY SON LIVE NEXT DOOR I TEXT HIM WHEN I HAVE TO BE OUT AT NITE AROUND MY COMPLEX I LOCK LAUNDRY ROOMS..WATCH WHEN YOU GET READY TO UNLOCK YOUR DOOR AND GIRLS scream!!!!!!

  5. rosehaven says:

    Well, you may call them “kids” however they certainly are old enough to go to JAIL.

    Maybe they’d like to be on a highway clean up crew for the summer and work paying off the medical bills of the people they’ve injured.

    They took her rx: and this may land them in drug court as well or be be tested. I hope these young people get their lives turned around,

  6. Brandon Buckley says:

    Prison was the best thing ever to happen me.
    . Gained a G.E.D.
    . Became sober/going on 4
    . Gained 60+ credits in carpentry and work full time as a concrete worker.

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