A 19-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, also both from Edmonds, were booked into the Snohomish County Jail while a 16-year-old male from unincorporated Snohomish County was booked into the Denny Juvenile Justice Center. All three suspects were booked for second-degree assault, a felony. A fourth suspect, also 16 and from Edmonds, had a felony assault charge sent to the juvenile prosecutor for review. He was not booked.
“This was a violent assault and it was important for us to locate the suspects and hold them accountable.” said Detective Stacie Trykar, who led the investigation.
The incident began on June 24 around 7:15 p.m. when the juvenile victim and some friends were walking down the street. Detectives believe that someone in the suspect vehicle, which was traveling on Olympic View Drive, threw a soda bottle at the victim’s group as they drove by, said Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure. When the victim tossed an item back at the suspect vehicle, the vehicle turned around and the suspects got out and assaulted the victim.
There is evidence to suggest that a pipe wrench and a wooden stick were used during the assault, police said. The victim received injuries to his head requiring staples and stiches, as well as a bruised neck and back. He was home recovering the following day and has assisted detectives with the investigation.