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Snohomish, WA - couple arrested in attack on 3 brothers

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ATCclears, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    2 suspects arrested in attack on 3 brothers in Snohomish | HeraldNet.com - Local news

    SNOHOMISH -- Two people were arrested Thursday for an apparently random attack on three brothers who were tossing around a football and a Frisbee in a Snohomish field two nights before.

    The youngest brother, 13, escaped. The two others, 22 and 23, suffered serious injuries. They were hit with a tire iron and a metal baton, and were slashed and stabbed with knives. One suffered a collapsed lung and remained hospitalized Friday.

    Detectives arrested a 27-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Snohomish. A Snohomish County judge set bail for $100,000 for each of them Friday in Everett District Court.

    The arrest reports say they also are somehow involved in a murder case in King County. That case remains under active investigation, King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West said. Additional details weren't released Friday,

    The motive for the Snohomish attack is unknown, Snohomish Police Chief John Flood said Friday. The brothers did not recognize the suspects.

    The brothers have no connection to drug activity, and neighbors said they often saw the young men playing football together in the field near Snohomish High School on summer nights, the chief said.

    Both young men could have died without medical attention, detectives wrote in court papers.

    The suspects reportedly made some statements about someone getting "jumped" before, as if the attack were motivated by revenge, records show.

    There's no evidence the victims were involved in any incident like that, Flood said.

    "We don't exactly know what they were referring to when they said that," he said.

    Snohomish police worked the case alongside the sheriff's major crimes detectives.

    "Within two days, we had two people in custody," Flood said. "That's great teamwork."

    They developed information about the couple because the man reportedly said something to the victims about dealing with the cops recently after a fight with his girlfriend.

    A Snohomish detective reviewed domestic-violence reports and found an incident involving the couple earlier the same night as the attack. They also live near the field.

    The man also is being held on suspicion of a separate assault after allegedly choking the woman earlier this month.

    A bloody knife and bloody clothes were collected from the couple's home, according to the arrest reports and lawyers' statements in court Friday. A baton and a tire iron were found in the backseat of the woman's car.

    The woman has no criminal history. The man has some history, mostly in King County. No charges have been filed in the King County murder case, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor's office there.

    Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.
     
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  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I realize this is the "off topic" forum, but what was the point of posting this?
     
  3. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Always pack in Snohomish ?........:dunno:
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Duh, always include a Skilsaw blade in your Frisbee kit.
     
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  5. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    Yeah. The lesson seems to be, carry a gun everywhere because you might have to put down two rabid tweakers.
     
  6. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    That it is getting weirder out there...

    That one should probably consider carrying even in historically-safe situations and places...

    Peter
     
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  7. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Is it me, or this one of the most confusing stories ever written?

    So did the victims know the assailants or didn't they? Just seems to me that a lot has been left out or the guy writing it was intentionally being vague about things.
     
  8. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    It appears they did not know the assailants.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I could swear that couple are my neighbors
     
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  10. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Pair charged with attacking brothers in Snohomish | HeraldNet.com - Local news

    EVERETT -- Prosecutors on Friday filed assault charges against a man and a woman accused of attacking and stabbing two brothers as they played Frisbee in a Snohomish field.

    The suspects reportedly also are tied to a killing in Shoreline last fall, according to police records.

    The Snohomish attack happened July 23. Police say the suspects may have been seeking revenge in a dispute, and they mistook the brothers for their rivals.

    The brothers didn't know the suspects, and they aren't connected to any criminal activity, according to the police chief.

    The brothers, 22 and 23, were seriously injured. They were hit with a tire iron and a metal baton, and were slashed and stabbed with knives. One had a collapsed lung. A third brother, 13, escaped the attack uninjured.

    Neighbors said the brothers often played Frisbee and football in the field on summer nights.

    On Friday, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Chris Dickinson charged Rachel Rose Marie Patterson, 27, with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. She has no known criminal history. In charging papers, the prosecutor called the attack "unprovoked, random and violent."

    Also charged was Tristan Daniel Smith, 28. Smith has felony convictions in King County for rendering criminal assistance and for theft. He also has two misdemeanors as an adult.

    The pair are linked to a Shoreline killing, police say, but they aren't providing details.The killing there was reported Sept. 27, 2012, said Sgt. Cindi West, spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff's Office. Police were called for reports of a fight and found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

    Investigators aren't discussing the ongoing case, and haven't publicly named any suspects, West said. Arrest paperwork in the Snohomish attack said Patterson has a pending second-degree murder case against her and that Smith is suspected of rendering criminal assistance. No King County charges have been filed.

    Since their arrests, both suspects have been held at the Snohomish County Jail on $100,000 bail.

    Police reportedly found bloody clothes and knives from the attack at the couple's home and in the woman's car.

    Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com
     
  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Life as we knew it is no longer the same, even for most of the younger people on this forum. This is becoming the new norm for us so adapt and adjust to be ready anytime.