Before the Lincoln Park jogger-attacks case even came to light earlier this week, we had already been planning to visit the King County Jail courtrooms this afternoon. On the docket, a “sentence-revocation hearing” for 20-year-old Skyelar Hailey, the repeat offender sentenced to prison for burglary and theft in fall 2009 (WSB coverage here). He had been in jail since police picked him up in West Seattle on a warrant January 20th.
The warrant was not related to any new accusation; it traced back to his trespassing conviction related to a 2008 case (WSB coverage here). According to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, he completed less than half the 240 hours of community service that were part of his sentence for that case, and he failed to appear at a November hearing to explain why, so a warrant was issued.
At today’s hearing, he said that after he got out of prison last year, he forgot he hadn’t finished the community service from the previous case. So the judge ordered him to report next week to an agency that will help him arrange to finish it no later than June 1st; with that, he was released from jail this afternoon, after eight days. The paperwork from the November warrant lists him as having addresses in West Seattle and Burien.