A Pierce County judge Tuesday refused to suppress evidence collected against Maurice Clemmons’ alleged getaway driver through a search warrant defense attorneys said was improperly obtained by law enforcement.
Superior Court Judge Frederick Fleming, after hearing evidence over three days, declared the warrant valid and the arrest of Dorcus Allen proper.
Allen is charged as an accomplice with four counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Prosecutors allege he drove Clemmons to and from the vicinity of a Parkland coffee shop where Clemmons killed four Lakewood police officers in November 2009.
Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald …