CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Charges filed against robbery, car-theft suspects

Two suspects whose arrests we reported earlier this week are now charged.

TRIPLE ROBBERY SUSPECT: Coleman E. Calloway is the 48-year-old man charged with one count of first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree robbery for three holdups in three days. In charging documents, prosecutors describe him as “a career criminal with 13 felony convictions” who has spent “a large amount of his adult life in prison”; their request to raise his bail to $250,000 was granted. The narrative in the charging documents is the same as what we reported here last night after his bail hearing, detailing the robbery of the Capitol Hill QFC last Saturday morning, then West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) last Monday night, and the Washington Federal bank in Morgan Junction on Tuesday morning. No weapon was seen in any of the robberies, but Calloway is alleged to have told the QFC cashier he had one. Charging documents say he netted a total of almost $2,000 in the three holdups.

CAR-THEFT SUSPECT: Nicholas V. Renion is the 37-year-old man arrested in Highland Park early Thursday, as reported here. He is charged with one count of motor-vehicle theft, and prosecutors say he too is a career criminal – “arrested 44 times since 1997 … 59 warrants issued for his arrest in King County alone.” His convictions include multiple counts of theft, vehicle prowling, and assault. The charging documents have a few additional details beyond what was provided in the SPD Blotter report we quoted, including that the car was stolen in the 9400 block of 14th SW, blocks from where police spotted it on SW Roxbury. When police found Renion in a garage in the 1000 block of SW Portland, he claimed he lived there, but the homeowners told police that wasn’t true. Charging papers show his “last known address” was in Lakewood. They also show that prosecutors wanted Renion’s bail set at $25,000, but the King County Jail Register show it as only $5,000, and that he had just been released less than a week before this arrest, after serving more than a month in a theft case.

3 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Charges filed against robbery, car-theft suspects"

  • bolo August 6, 2016 (9:58 am)

    Am I jumping to conclusions to call them career criminals? How is the system failing them?

    • Andy August 7, 2016 (8:14 am)

      You should be asking how the system is failing those of us who are not criminals, but instead, are victimized by those who are! People who make excuses for career criminals, are a big part of the problem!

  • wetone August 6, 2016 (12:12 pm)

    More like the system is failing the law abiding citizens ……  by releasing or giving very short term jail sentences to these life long criminals. Putting us all in more danger along with having our hard earned personal property stolen. Would sure like more info on where these people are really living but I already have a pretty  good idea. Sad part is with our current Seattle government I expect things to get much worse as time goes on.

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