Marysville – 02/22/18
Investigators arrested two adult males associated with the assault and robbery
of a 30-year-old Arlington man that left him fighting for his life.
Tuesday, February 20th at about 7:00 pm the victim was walking from
his vehicle, parked in the north parking lot of the Village Inn and Suites (235
Beach Ave. Marysville, WA), toward the motel when he and a female friend were
approached by two males that had their faces covered.
suspects began to scuffle with the victim while the female ran off. During the
fight, a shot was fired, and the victim suffered a traumatic brain injury due
to a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
learned that the victim had won a significant amount of cash at the nearby Quil
Ceda Creek Casino over the last couple of days. The victim’s wallet was missing
from the scene of the attack.
reported that the two suspects who had been fighting with the victim ran east
toward an alley after the shot was fired. Investigators reviewed cctv video
from the area and discovered that the two suspects had come from and then later
fled the area in a white SUV, believed to be a 1995 -2000 Dodge Durango.
on witness information and the video, Investigators developed a short list of
“person of interest” that they wanted to interview. One of those individuals
was a friend of the victim and was staying with the victim at the Village Inn
and Suites Motel. That friend knew the victim had won several thousand dollars
from the casino over the last couple of days.
Investigators contacted the friend, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
During an interview following the arrest, that friend admitted to helping plan
the assault and robbery of the victim. That suspect identified a second
suspect, who was later contacted at his Marysville home and interviewed. The
second suspect also made admission to his role in the robbery.
suspects were booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Assault 1 and Robbery 1
have learned that the victim is not expected to survive his injuries.
continues to be an ongoing investigation and
information will be released when available.
Cmdr. M. Thomas