West Seattle Crime Watch: Stabbing suspect charged

Following up on our Monday report about the attack on a WSDOT worker posting notices in the 9500 block of Myers Way (map): 36-year-old Matthew Hadley is now charged with second-degree assault. The court documents include the same narrative we reported here yesterday (follow the “Monday report” link above) – with one additional detail: The suspect’s weapon was a folding knife with a three-and-a-half-inch blade. So far, the jail register indicates Hadley’s bail on the assault charge remains at $10,000, but he is also being held on a no-bail federal warrant dated this past May, issued for an unspecified weapons offense. Court documents say that’s the only criminal history prosecutors have found for Hadley, so far.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stabbing suspect charged"

  • flimflam August 20, 2013 (7:02 pm)

    to be released in 3…2…1…

    • WSB August 20, 2013 (7:13 pm)

      Flimflam, the federal warrant is “no bail.” I am still trying to make my way through the system to find out what it’s about, but I’m 99 percent sure that between “no bail” and “full extradition,” which result in the topline status “Bail Denied” on the jail register for this defendant, he’s not going anywhere. – TR

  • YourNeighbor August 20, 2013 (7:51 pm)

    Thanks for clarifying that WSB. I assumed that is what “no bail” meant but wasn’t 100%. I just hope he does serve time for that crime and doesn’t end up being released after extradition.
    I feel bad for the worker who got stabbed, it seems like people can’t even do their jobs anymore without having to look over their shoulders.

  • AJP August 21, 2013 (6:25 pm)

    I know this person. He is extremely mentally ill, and untreated. His family have abandoned him (or he them, who knows for sure). He is another tragic example of our broken system. It makes me want to vomit.

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