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Missing Kent man turns up in city jail | Police Blotter

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Two days after a woman reported Jan. 20 to Kent Police that her 28-year-old brother had been missing for about two weeks, officers discovered the man in the city jail.

The sister told officers her brother might be living in a 2002 Honda Accord loaned to him by their mother, according to the police report.

Two days later, police checked out a suspicious car parked in the Kent Municipal Court parking lot. The court is next to the city jail. When the car turned out to be the same Honda Accord connected with the missing man, officers checked and found the man had been booked Jan. 18 into the city jail.

Jail records show the man had spent much of the last two months in the city jail. He was arrested Nov. 13 for investigation of violation of a no-contact order and driving while license suspended and released Dec. 4. He was arrested again Dec. 5 for violation of a no-contact order and released Dec. 6. He was arrested a third time Dec. 18 for malicious mischief and violation of a restraining order. As of Jan. 28, the man remained jailed with a scheduled release date of Feb. 13.

The sister told police her brother had been living in Kent with their mother but the mother kicked him out of the house after an argument, although she allowed him to take her car.

The sister said she received a call from her brother Jan. 6 to tell her he was out of jail but then she didn't hear from him again and only got voicemail messages on his cellphone.

Officers called the sister to tell her the man was in jail and asked her to come and remove the Honda Accord from the Municipal Court parking lot.

Assault

Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly punched holes in a bedroom wall as well as grabbed his wife and threw her on top of a guitar sitting on a bed.

The dispute occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at a house in the 21400 block of 122nd Place Southeast, according to the police report.

The wife told officers she and her husband were arguing about their pending divorce and about the future financial support he would be responsible for when he started to get agitated. The man reportedly threatened to take the kids and leave the home. The woman didn't want that to happen, so she stood in a bedroom doorway to block her husband.

The husband started to punch holes in a bedroom wall in an attempt to get his wife to move. He also threw bedding out of a window into the backyard. He then reportedly grabbed his wife by the arms, picked her off the floor and threw her onto a bed that had a guitar on top of it. He then left in his pickup.

The man later returned to the home. He claimed his wife pushed him. An officer observed four fist-sized holes in a bedroom wall as well as a red mark on the wife's arm.

Harassment

Police arrested a man for investigation of harassment and malicious mischief after he reportedly broke out a window screen and busted a hole in a bedroom wall during a domestic dispute at about 9:01 a.m. Jan. 19 at an apartment in the 24100 block of 62nd Way South.

Officers discovered a woman crying and her husband sitting on a couch with about two dozen empty beer cans on the floor around him when they arrived at the apartment, according to the police report.

The wife told police her husband became upset with her for calling 911 after he broke a hole in the wall. He told her to get her stuff and move out. He then smashed a window screen in the bedroom. Officers observed a 12-inch hole in the wall and a smashed screen.

The husband denied breaking the screen or busting a hole in the wall. He said he became mad because his wife left home the previous day and he didn't know where she was. They have been married 22 years.

Fight

Officers arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she allegedly punched another woman in the face at about 2:18 p.m. Jan. 20 at a bus stop near West Meeker Street and 64th Avenue South.

When officers arrived they found one woman on top of another woman on the ground, according to the police report.

One woman had a split eyelid and blood on her face. She told officers she had a disagreement with a niece of the woman who appeared at the bus stop and punched her in the face with a closed fist. She said she jumped on top of the woman to restrain her until police arrived.

The arrested woman told officers the woman was a family friend who had threatened to kick her butt earlier in the day.

Theft

Police arrested a woman for investigation of third-degree theft after she allegedly took a six-pack of men's boxers Jan. 22 from the Kmart store at 24800 W. Valley Hwy.

A loss prevention officer at the store told police the woman took the underwear and left the store with no attempt to pay for the item, according to the police report.

The woman told police she took the underwear for a male friend. She said she had no money because her purse had been stolen three days earlier in Kirkland.

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