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Charging decision today on Federal Way man who assaulted wife, prompted SWAT standoff

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 18, 2012 at 5:39 am with No Comments »
August 15, 2013 11:33 am

King County prosecutors will decide today whether to charge a 40-year-old Federal Way man accused of sexually assaulting his wife earlier this month, prompting a brief standoff with police.

A judge ordered Kevin Creary held Monday and set his bail at $200,000. He could be charged with second-degree rape and fourth-degree assault.

The incident occurred July 8 at the couple’s home in the 3900 block of Southwest 328th Place.

Creary’s wife told police he repeatedly punched her and sexually assaulted her while their children slept, according to court documents.

During the attack, she was able to call 911 and hang up. Creary, who armed himself with a knife and said police would never take him alive, allowed her to answer the door.

He later ordered his children to leave the home. They were not injured.

After a brief standoff with a SWAT team, Creary surrendered. He had impaled himself with two knifes before coming out of the house, authorities said.


A Federal Way man charged with raping his wife last year, prompting a brief standoff with police, was found not guilty by a jury earlier this month, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

Kevin Creary, 40, was charged with two counts of second-degree rape following a dispute with his wife July 8 at the couple’s home in the 3900 block of Southwest 328th Place.

His wife told police he sexually assaulted her and punched her in the face while their children slept in the other room. She called 911 and hung up. Creary allowed her to answer the door when officers arrived, but armed himself with a knife and initially refused to come outside.

Before surrendering after a brief standoff with police, Creary allegedly impaled himself with two knives.

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