- details of a horrible story that allegedly played out inside an abandoned home on 12th Ave just a block from Cal Anderson Park: The Seattle PI’s Levi Pulkkinen has found
Townsel and Jones “visited extreme violence to a vulnerable victim, who was left unrecognizable after the severe beating and photographs of her body after they had finished with her revealed that her arm was bit to the bone,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Adrienne Thomas McCoy said in court documents.
“Photographs of the victim’s injuries are revolting,” the prosecutor continued. “She is unrecognizable and beaten to a pulp.”
The woman was discovered at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 when the owner of a house in the 1800 block of 12th Avenue arrived to investigate a report that people were squatting in the otherwise vacant home.
Prosecutors are seeking charges of second degree assault against Jerry Townsel and Deryl Jones for the depravity which is alleged to have occurred over two days before the victim was discovered on the 4th. Jones was convicted of second-degree murder in a 1987 Spokane killing, Pulkkinen reports.
- the early Monday morning attack and knifepoint rape of a man inside his 700 Broadway building apartment. East Precinct has reportedly beefed up its patrols in the area near the building as police search for the suspect who is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, with a medium build, short dark hair and a beard. Police say he was last seen wearing a black jacket, a red t-shirt with a white logo, blue jeans and black gloves. Anybody with information is urged to call 911 immediately.
We’ve also checked with police about a possible sketch of the suspect. An SPD spokesperson said he couldn’t say when a sketch would be made available.
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- Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Madison last Friday morning for a report that a restaurant had been broken into. In the 1:26a incident, police found the lower glass smashed out from the front of the restaurant and a busted up cash register on the floor inside surrounded by broken pieces and coins.
- A man with apparent mental issues was stopped by police early last Wednesday evening after a woman reported the man had thrown a glass bottle to the sidewalk shattering it as she walked by near 13th and E Pike. The officer reported that the man had apparent mental issues and “stated three women, ‘bitches’ were after him and didn’t know why.” The woman was not injured and the man was not arrested.
- Police responded to 12 and Jefferson early last Saturday morning to a report of a street robbery. They found a highly intoxicated male victim who said he had been robbed of his blue jacket. The victim was too drunk to describe his assailants to police.
- last Thursday’s assault near NOVA alternative high school paint a scary picture of kids apparently targeted because of which school they attend. The full SPD incident report provided via 911Seattle — including a rash act of bravery from one of the victim’s friends — is below. : Details of