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Category: King County prosecutor

March
14th

Buckley man charged with vehicular homicide after hitting teen walking with girlfriend in Enumclaw on Halloween

A 20-year-old Buckley man has been charged with vehicular homicide for allegedly using marijuana and oxycodone before driving and hitting a 16-year-old boy who was walking on the shoulder of state Route 410 in Enumclaw on Halloween night.

Cody Money was arrested Wednesday, and his bail was set at $50,000. His arraignment is scheduled for March 21.

According to charging papers:

Money was driving a silver 2005 Nissan Titan pickup that hit 16-year-old Justin Relethford about 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2012.

Relethford died at the scene from his injuries. His 15-year-old girlfriend, whose hand he was holding just before the crash,

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Jan.
16th

Bail set at $20,000 for man accused of assaulting detective at Kent courthouse

Bail has been set at $20,000 for a man accused of assaulting a police detective in the Kent courthouse after the detective ordered him to stop intimidating witnesses testifying in a drive-by shooting trial.

King County prosecutors have until Thursday to file assault charges against Aydriane Holloway, 23, said spokesman Dan Donohoe.

The incident occurred Monday at the Regional Justice Center.

According to court documents:

In the courtroom, Seattle police Det. Benjamin Hughey noticed Holloway angrily staring at the victim and witnesses of the drive-by shooting. He warned him to stop.

During a break, Holloway was again glaring at the

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Jan.
14th

Man accused of punching detective, kicking prosecuting attorney outside Kent courtroom

A fight broke out at the Maleng Regional Justice Center Monday during a recess in a trial related to a 2012 drive-by shooting in Seattle, according to Kent police.

A verbal disturbance started about 9:30 a.m. when people attending the trial moved into the hall outside the third floor courtroom, at which point a Seattle Police Gang Detective stepped in and was able to get several people involved to leave the area, according to police.

A 23-year-old Renton man associated with the defendant punched the detective and kicked a King County prosecuting attorney who tried to help the detective in

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Nov.
5th

Bail set at $100,000 for driver in fatal I-5 crash

A Renton man being investigated for vehicular homicide after a fatal three-vehicle crash that shut down southbound Interstate 5 in Federal Way on Sunday was in court today.

King County Superior Court set bail at $100,000 for Stephen Palmer, 21.

Palmer was driving a vehicle involved in a crash that sent a double-tanker truck off the roadway and into the freeway sound wall. The truck caught fire, and the 68-year-old driver, Joseph Bartkowski of Sumner, died in the crash.

Prosecutors have until Nov. 6 to decide whether to charge Palmer, who was arrested Sunday for investigation of vehicular homicide.

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Oct.
17th

Two men charged in fatal Federal Way stabbing

King County prosecutors charged Jorge Santos-Rocha, 24, and Santiago De La Cruz, 27, with second-degree murder Wednesday afternoon in connection with the stabbing death of a man outside a Federal Way bar Saturday.

The defendants were also charged with second-degree assault for hitting and injuring another man with a vehicle, prosecutors said.

According to charging documents:

Officers were called to a fight at a bar in the 2000 block of South 320th Street.

They arrived to find the body of 34-year-old Luis Garcia Caceres in the parking lot.

He had two stab wounds to his upper chest and lower abdomen. The chest wound

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Oct.
15th

Bail set at $1 million for suspect in fatal stabbing in Federal Way

A 24-year-old man arrested Saturday for investigation of a fatal stabbing outside a Federal Way bar is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
King County Superior Court set Jorge Arturo Santos Rocha’s bail at $1 million today. The deadline for prosecutors to charge the suspect is Oct. 17.
A fight near a bar in the 2000 block of South 320th Street left a 34-year-old man dead about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. The man also suffered a head injury, possibly from being hit by the suspect’s 2001 Ford Mustang, police said. The 34-year-old has not yet been

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Oct.
4th

No charges to be filed against Pacific Mayor after investigation, sheriff says

No criminal charges will be filed against Pacific Mayor Cy Sun after an investigation into allegations that he destroyed public records, assaulted employees and intimidated a public servant, King County Sheriff Steve Strachan said today.

The Pacific City Council President, Leanne Guier, asked the sheriff’s office July 18 to investigate the allegations, as well as allegations of misconduct by members of the city’s police force.

“The investigation was forwarded to the prosecutors, they reviewed it, and there is not evidence for criminal charges to be filed,” Strachan said about both investigations.

The sheriff’s office investigated the allegations against Sun, and

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Aug.
23rd

Residents of Pacific take first official step to try to recall Mayor Cy Sun

Residents of Pacific filed a statement of charges against embattled Mayor Cy Sun about 3:30 this afternoon.

The allegations will go from the King County Elections Office to prosecutors, who will file a petition in King County Superior Court, said attorney Jeff Helsdon, who represents the Committee to Recall Cy Sun.

If a judge rules that the misconduct as alleged would be grounds for a recall, the committee will have 180 days to collect roughly 450 signatures to put the issue on a special election ballot, Helsdon said.

Should Sun appeal the decision, collecting signatures will be delayed pending a

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