CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Another court appearance for Ryan Cox

As promised, we are continuing to follow the case of Ryan Cox, the repeat offender charged with stabbing a man in Gatewood a month ago. His first post-arraignment hearing was originally scheduled for last Friday; as he had done multiple times previously in early stages of the case, he refused to go to court, so a judge entered an order authorizing deputies to force him to appear today, if he tried refusing again, and court documents indicate a hearing was held this afternoon. Documents from the hearing indicate that Cox is seeking a trial rather than leaving the door open for a plea agreement, which is how a majority of cases are resolved. His trial date is tentatively set for October 23rd, depending on what happens at a case-status hearing on October 6th. Today’s court documents also say the prosecution is seeking a CrR 3.5 hearing in the meantime; according to state law, that’s a hearing generally held to rule on whether a defendant’s statements to law enforcement are admissible. Cox is charged with second-degree assault and remains in the King County Jail, held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

3 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Another court appearance for Ryan Cox"

  • lower gatewood September 25, 2017 (7:58 am)

    So judging by the 4AM screams, Mr. Cox is out and about again?

    • WSB September 25, 2017 (8:29 am)

      No – don’t know what you heard, hope you called 911, but Ryan Cox remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail, awaiting trial next month. – TR

      • WSB September 25, 2017 (7:20 pm)

        We received unofficial info later in the day that a Cal-Mor Circle resident known for random screaming is back, so that might be it. (We covered an incident with which he was involved, in crisis, once, but don’t know his name and I don’t believe he was ever charged with anything.) But please do call 911 about such disturbances. You never know.

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