South Seattle Home Invasion Suspect Released From Jail Four Days Before Attack

A 22-year-old man suspected in a violent attack on an 81-year-old woman in her South Seattle home just four days after he was released from the King Count Jail, has a history of violence which includes assaults on police officers and a jail guard, according to court records.

In March 2009, court documents say the man was convicted of robbery after he stole a cell phone from an employee at Fantasy Unlimited in downtown Seattle and fled the store. The man later attacked the employee when confronted about the theft, and then assaulted two police officers, who tasered and arrested the man.

A week later, court documents say the man attacked a jail guard who was escorting the man to a court hearing for the robbery case.

Court records say the man has also previously been charged for domestic violence, obstruction, and theft.

Last Friday, police say the man knocked on the door of a South Seattle home. An 81-year-old woman answered the door, and was attacked by the suspect, who punched her several times, knocking her to the ground. Two neighbors came to aid the woman and fought with the suspect, and were able to grab his jacket before he fled.

A Seattle police spokesman would not confirm that the 22-year-old man is the suspect in the home invasion robbery, but sources have confirmed the man’s identity to Seattlecrime.com.

Jail records indicate the attack came four days after the man was released for a warrant violation. It appears he was on probation at the time of the attack.