Bail set at $1 million for Kent man arrested for stabbing three Des Moines women

Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday in King County Superior Court for a 20-year-old Kent man arrested by Des Moines Police for investigation of three counts of first-degree assault in connection with the Sunday stabbing of three women.

Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday in King County Superior Court for a 20-year-old Kent man arrested by Des Moines Police for investigation of three counts of first-degree assault in connection with the Sunday stabbing of three women.

A woman in her 50s, her daughter in her 20s and a family friend also in her 20s were attacked at about 11 p.m. May 8, according to a Des Moines Police media release.

Paramedics transported all three women to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The man reportedly knew the women. He asked them to pick him up at his mother’s house in Kent and drive him to the Silverwood Park Apartments in the 23000 block of 30th Avenue South in Des Moines where he told them they would receive payment for a debt he owed them, according to probable cause court documents.

The initial assault allegedly began when all four were still in the vehicle. The assault continued on two of the women a short distance from the vehicle.

The man chased a third woman as she ran west across 30th Avenue South into another apartment complex parking lot. A witness yelled as the man attacked the woman. The man then fled on foot.

Aid crews from South King Fire and Rescue and King County Medic Units treated the women. Numerous tenants from both apartment complexes assisted police and medical personnel in providing aid.

Kent Police, including one of its K9 units assisted in the search for the man. Des Moines Police located the man at about 2:30 a.m. May 9 on South 240th Street near Pacific Highway South. He was taken into custody without incident.

Des Moines detectives are conducting the investigation. The man declined to talk to detectives or officers about the incident. Officers noticed that the man had a cut on his right hand and minor cuts to his face. Officers also observed blood on his shoes and socks, according to court documents.

King County prosecutors have until May 11 to file formal charges. The man remained in custody Tuesday at the King County jail in Seattle.


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