Kent boyfriend, girlfriend attack man's former lover | Police Blotter

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Kent Police arrested a man and his current girlfriend for investigation of assault after they reportedly attacked the man's former lover at a condo all three shared.

The incident happened at about 12:38 a.m. April 21 at a condo in the 25700 block of 114th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.

The former girlfriend told police that she went into the man's bedroom because he took a fan from her room. All three then started to argue. The two women began to fight when the man jumped in and reportedly grabbed his ex-girlfriend around the neck and lifted her off the ground, punched her and threw her to the ground.

The man then started to choke the woman with his hands, grabbed a cellphone cord and wrapped it around her neck and began to pull it. "I'm going to kill you," he reportedly told the woman.

Eventually, the man released the cord and the former girlfriend fled to another room where she called 911. The man and his current girlfriend fled in a Jeep Liberty.

Officers spotted the Jeep Liberty a short while later and pulled the vehicle over along Highway 167 near South 212th Street. The man did not speak to police while the woman claimed the former girlfriend attacked her because she was jealous of the relationship she had with the man.

Police arrested the man for investigation of second-degree assault and felony harassment and arrested the current girlfriend for investigation of fourth-degree assault.

The man apparently had dated the initial woman for about seven months and just became involved with the new woman over the last few weeks.

Possession of stolen property

Officers arrested a woman for a possession of stolen property warrant out of Kent as well as a new charge of possession of stolen property after finding stolen credit cards in her purse.

A King County Sheriff's Office deputy at the Maleng Regional Justice Center jail visiting center called police April 21 after he ran the identification of a woman visiting someone at the jail and discovered she had a warrant, according to the police report.

Officers handcuffed the woman at the RJC and transported her to the city jail.

Officers at the city jail discovered in the woman's purse and wallet numerous credit cards with other people's names on them. Police connected a couple of the cards with recent victims in Auburn of vehicle prowls.

The woman told police the purse belonged to a friend. She said she needed to borrow a purse and just grabbed one, not knowing what it had inside.


Police cited a man for investigation of third-degree theft after he reportedly took a socket wrench set from a hardware store at about 1:57 p.m. April 22 in the 26100 block of 104th Avenue Southeast.

A loss prevention officer watched the man place the set in his pocket and walk out of the store with no attempt to pay for the item, according to the police report.

The man told officers he was working on his dad's vehicle and needed some new socket wrench attachments to remove a vehicle part. He said he did not have any money to buy the parts so he went to the store and took them without paying. He added he didn't think he would get caught but now realized it was a stupid mistake.

Police banned the man from the store for three years. If he returns, he could be arrested for criminal trespass.


Police cited a man for possession of marijuana after a security officer allegedly saw the man smoking marijuana in a laundry room at about 10:15 p.m. April 23 at an apartment complex in the 11000 block of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

The security officer told police he locks up the laundry rooms each night and the complex had some recent problems in the rooms, according to the police report.

Police discovered a cigarette with a green substance in it that the officer noted looked like marijuana.

"I was rolling a blunt that's all," the man told police.

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