Updated at 10:45 a.m. Friday with information about second arrest
A 32-year-old Mountlake Terrace man his Edmonds girlfriend have been arrested in the New Year’s Day stabbing of a 35-year-old Edmonds resident in the parking lot of the Channel Marker Pub and Grill.
According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the Mountlake Terrace man came to the Edmonds police station Thursday night to turn himself in, after police had made multiple visits to his parents’ Mountlake Terrace home looking for him. “He did not want to answer any questions so was taken directly to the Snohomish County Jail,” where he was booked on suspicion of first-degree assault, Marsh said. The suspect’s 34-year-old girlfriend, who lives in Edmonds, was picked up by Edmonds police at 7:20 a.m. Friday and is being booked into Snohomish County Jail on a felony charge of rendering criminal assistance..
The suspect stabbed the victim in the abdomen during a fight in the Channel Marker’s parking lot, located on Sunset Avenue just south of the Edmonds ferry dock, around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1. The victim, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center, is expected to make a full recovery from his injury, Marsh said.
Edmonds police detectives were able to positively identify the man after interviewing numerous witnesses and establishing probable cause for his arrest. The girlfriend is being charged because “she lied to the officers repeatedly regarding what she knew,” Marsh said. Initially, the woman said she had no idea who the suspect was and her story “created even more of a time delay in identifying the suspect and getting him into custody,” Marsh said.
It is still unclear exactly what relationship, if any, there was between the victim and the male suspect, Marsh said.