Fri., Jan. 9, 7:58 p.m., Alaskan Way S./S. Royal Brougham. Officers working with the Department of Corrections (DOC) located suspect, a transient white male aged 24, on Alaskan and Royal Brougham. Suspect was on active supervision with the DOC, and was arrested and booked into King County Jail.
Tues., Jan. 20, 10:45 p.m., James St. Officers responded to a call of an assault from Harborview Medical Center on Third Ave. They arrived and spoke to the victim, a Black female aged 27, who was sitting in the emergency room. Victim reported that around 8 p.m. the suspect, her ex-girlfriend of around a year, had hit her during what started out as a verbal argument about sex. Both victim and suspect are semi-transient, and transition from periods of homelessness and having a residence. It was reported that this was true during their relationship as well, but that they always "made their home together" even when on the streets. Victim reported that the argument turned physical when the two began shoving each other back and forth, eventually falling to the ground where suspect kneed the victim in the face. Victim then walked to Harborview to call the police. During the interview she stated that she had a no-contact order out against her ex. Officers verified this, however they were unable to locate the suspect at the scene.
Thurs., Jan. 22, 1 a.m., James St. Seattle Police radio broadcast a report of an assault on Seventh and James. Officer arrived and contacted the victim, a white female aged 43. She had obvious fresh injuries, with her left eye swollen completely shut, swelling on the left side of her face, and difficulty talking. Officer could also see she was bleeding from abrasions and cracks to her lips. Victim stated that a man she had met earlier that night had raped her. Seattle Fire arrived at the scene, evaluated her, and arranged for her transportation to Harborview Medical. Officer followed her to the hospital and interviewed her there. Victim stated she is currently homeless and traveling in the Seattle area. She has impaired vision and travels with a companion dog. She met the suspect in a bar in the area, and could not recall his name or the name of the bar. Both suspect and victim were drinking. Suspect told victim he had a place she could stay, and they left the bar to head back to his place. As they were passing Trinity Parish Church on Eighth Ave., suspect said he wanted to take a side trip. He led victim up a retaining wall on the James St. side of the church, to underneath a window where he had already placed blankets and beer. Suspect said she got suspicious at that point, but that the suspect grabbed her and threw her down, pinning and choking her at the same time. He threatened to kill her if she moved, but she continued to struggle anyway. Suspect removed her pants and raped her. Victim recalls her dog was "freaking out" during the assault. When suspect was done he ran westbound on James. Victim found her clothes, ran down the hill, and was able to find someone to call 911. Based on her description officers were able to locate the crime scene at the church, and collected several items into evidence.