A 30-year-old Everett man has been charged in Snohomish County Superior Court with five felony counts in connection with the April 9 standoff near the Ranch Market on Highway 99 in Edmonds.
Brian Warnock is charged with attempting to elude a police vehicle, residential burglary, first-degree arson and two counts of second-degree robbery. He is being held in the Snohomish County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.
Prosecutors say that the series of incidents began when Edmonds police allegedly made contact with Warnock in a Highway 99 motel parking lot around 1:30 a.m. on the morning of April 9. According to the police report, Warnock fled, hitting a back-up officer’s vehicle as he left the parking lot. A protracted pursuit through Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds followed, ending in an afternoon standoff in the 7200 block of 224th Street Southwest, behind Ranch Market.
Police say the suspect apparently attempted to start a small fire in the house before jumping through a plate glass window into the yard of the house, where he was taken into custody at 2:25 p.m.
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Warnock’s trial is scheduled for June 12.
— By Larry Vogel