West Seattle Crime Watch: Status reports on 2 cases

ADMIRAL BURGLARY: Much has been written – even more in the comments than in official stories – about 18-year-old Skyelar Hailey, charged with burglary after his Admiral arrest November 10. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has notified neighbors that after Hailey’s latest court appearance, he has chosen to proceed to trial (prior court documents had suggested a plea bargain was a possibility) and the date is set for April 21. Hailey, whose publicly viewable record includes 10 cases in which he is listed as “defendant,” spent 10 days in jail following the November arrest.

DELRIDGE SHOOTING BEFORE CENTRAL DISTRICT MURDER: CentralDistrictNews.com reminds us (see the story here) that Friday marked one year since the rampage in which Rey Davis-Bell was arrested for allegedly shooting into his girlfriend’s Delridge apartment (WSB coverage here) and then killing a Central District restaurateur. CDN says Davis-Bell is not scheduled for trial until October.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Status reports on 2 cases"

  • Irukandji January 31, 2009 (9:50 am)

    Too bad most of those priors on Skyelar were as a minor. Guidelines seem to suggest 3-9 months with no priors for residential burglary, and I assume they can’t take his multiple convictions as a minor into account.

  • Neighbor January 31, 2009 (10:05 am)

    Skylar’s prior arrests will be counted as a 1/2 a point since they are before he turned into an adult. Why he did not take a plea is beyond me…does he need the free room and board? Does he want to get his GED while in jail? Maybe he sees this as a career move?

  • Johnson January 31, 2009 (11:45 am)

    Are there going to be fundraisers to support these accused criminals, too?

    Is it that the public relations specialist David Marriott doesn’t do anything for free, or cheap, in defending accused law breakers?


  • Dunno February 1, 2009 (8:53 am)

    I’m sure I know Skylar. He’s ADHD for sure.
    Lived with his grandmother. Parents? Hard to
    believe this but I knew him a very likeable kid. I talked to him extensivly about life and a more positive way to live it than he does. I tried! Once you go down the path he’s taken, it’s very difficult to climb out. He needs a job boot camp for a year. Jail only hardens the kids and young adults. We’ve been a victim of Skylar’s stealing too. For the victims, it’s hard to forgive, but there’s more to this kid and the life path he’s taken, as well as the lack of guidance than meets the surface.
    I’m thankful to have had the parents and family in my life I’ve had and hope I can help others not become Skylars.

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