SWAT Callout At 128th Motel 6 Ends With Sexual Assault Suspect In Custody

June 15, 2021

Police Blotter

Editor’s Update 4:45 PM: Here is the press release from SCSO:
A 32-year-old Lakewood man was arrested for first-degree rape following a five-hour standoff with deputies. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was transported by aid to Providence Regional Medical Center for a medical evaluation.

Around 5:50 a.m., deputies responded to a motel in the 220 block of 128th Street SW for reports of a sexual assault. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the victim who was able to escape the motel room and call 911.

Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect in the motel room, but he refused to surrender and barricaded himself inside. The Region 1 SWAT team responded to the scene and negotiated with the suspect for several hours.

At approximately 10:40 a.m., the suspect exited the motel room and followed commands to get on his knees and place his hands behind his head. Seconds later, the suspect stood up and began running. Members of the Region 1 SWAT team deployed less-lethal pepper balls as the suspect attempted to flee. He ran a short distance and was taken into custody without further incident.

The 32-year-old Lakewood man was transported to the hospital for a medical clearance before being transported to the Snohomish County Jail where he will be booked for first-degree rape. This is an active investigation.

Photo courtesy Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The Region One SWAT team was called to assist the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office after a suspect in a sexual assault barricaded himself in one of the rooms Tuesday morning.

This was at the Motel 6 off 128th street south of Everett.

The suspect stayed in the room for a couple of hours before finally coming out. He briefly tried to run but was stopped by SWAT officers using less-lethal weapons. He’s in custody.

The victim was taken to a hospital. We’ll update as more information becomes available.


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