Suspect Arrested in North Bend Stabbing, Sexual Assault Released

UPDATE |  MARCH 19, 2014, 3:30PM

According to Dan Donohoe of the King County Prosecutor’s Office, the 41-year old male suspect arrested on March 18, 2014, in connection with the March 9th North Bend sexual assault and stabbing was released without charges.

The suspect appeared in King County Court Wednesday, March 19th at 2:30PM.  Via email Donahoe said, “Initial forensic test results did not match the suspect. The investigation by Snoqualmie Police will continue.”

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Snoqualmie Police announced Wednesday, March 19, 2014, that a man was  arrested and booked into King County Jail on charges related to the stabbing and sexual assault that occurred at Jay Berry’s restaurant in North Bend’s Mountain Valley Shopping Center  on March 9th .

Police say the 41-year-old Hispanic male arrest is a North Bend resident.  The man was booked with charges of assault, rape and burglary and is due in King County Court for his first bail hearing at 2:30PM, March 19th.

Snoqualmie Police Department officers serving North Bend had been aggressively working the case in collaboration with the Coalition of Small Police Agencies Major Crimes Task Force.

The Snoqualmie Police Department took over North Bend police services on March 8, 2014

Jay Berry's in North Bend remains closed the day after an employee attack occurred at the popular restaurant

 

Comments

  1. Big thanks to the “new” force in North Bend! We have seen the town change. .it took about 3 days to see the changes that are being made. We live on a busy, well traveled, terribly failing road where speeding became the norm. There has been a change in presence throughout the town and beyond. Thank you North Bend Police Department for your diligence, your concern and dedication to us so quickly. We appreciated you!

    • Jane Storrs says:

      Thank you to all the officers and detectives who made this arrest happen. Women in this community will sleep better tonight knowing you persisted and caught this dangerous person. It was a very unsettling event in our small community and it’s good to know it was aggressively persued and resolved. Thanks for being there.

  2. noel kleinhaus says:

    Thank you Snoqualmie PD! This was such an upsetting event for our small community. I know we will all sleep better knowing this person is behind bars! Thank you for your dedication to finding him!!!

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