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Detectives Investigate Assault and Burglary in South Everett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2022
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
EVERETT, Wash. – On Friday, a 23-year-old Everett man was arrested after attacking a family member, preventing a woman from getting into her vehicle, and entering a nearby neighbor’s garage.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, deputies responded to an incident in the 3800 block of 119th Place SE. Three women had just finished working out inside a garage and as two of the women left and walked to their vehicles parked on the street, they were confronted by the 23-year-old suspect. The suspect prevented one woman from getting inside her vehicle. As this occurred, the third woman yelled at the suspect to stop. At that time, the suspect turned and ran towards her. She grabbed a can of bear spray from inside her garage, turned around and was face to face with the suspect. The suspect grabbed the woman’s arm while she fought back and sprayed the suspect’s face. The 23-year-old suspect then fled from her garage.
Two nearby neighbors heard a disturbance, came outside armed with a baseball bat and golf club, and attempted to locate the suspect. They located the 23-year-old suspect submerged in a nearby pond and led responding deputies to his location.
Another neighbor recognized the suspect as living in a residence nearby. The woman walked to the suspect’s home and inside she observed a 51-year-old woman unconscious with severe injuries to her head. The 51-year-old victim was transported by aid to Providence Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She has since been stabilized.
The 23-year-old suspect resisted arrest as deputies attempted to take him into custody Friday. After deputies deployed pepper balls and a taser, the suspect stopped resisting and was taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital for a medical clearance before being booked into the Snohomish County Jail for second-degree assault DV and second-degree burglary.
Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives responded to the scene to investigate. This remains an active investigation.