CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUPS: Another charge, arrest for Gregory Thompson; new court date for Kierra Ward

Checking the court files, followups on two people whose cases we’ve been following:

GREGORY THOMPSON: Since last we checked on Thompson in late April, the Puget Ridge man police say was found with drugs and guns, he’s gotten out of jail again – and been booked back in again. After his April 23rd arrest on warrants, he got out on May 5th. Then on May 9th, he was arrested again – not just in connection with the previous cases, but also related to a new charge: Possession of a stolen vehicle. Court documents say surveillance video links Thompson to a vehicle reported here on WSB after it was stolen – a red F-250 pickup truck – and that a WSB reader found it parked in front of a house in Westwood. Thompson’s in jail in lieu of $125,000 bail.

KIERRA WARD: The defendant in last October’s Admiral stabbing attack has another new court date. Today Ward’s trial-readiness hearing was postponed again, this time to June 8th, because of ongoing trial preparations. Ward has been in jail in lieu of $400,000 bail since the day she was arrested, after a mother was stabbed while out for a walk with her baby.

9 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUPS: Another charge, arrest for Gregory Thompson; new court date for Kierra Ward"

  • NSAlki May 12, 2018 (5:38 am)

    He got out on a $110,000 bail last time. 

    1. If he has to steal for a living, how can he make bail? Drug money I assume.

    2. If $110,000 was not a deterrent, why would $125,000 help?

    Sounds like he will be out on the street in no time.

    • WSB May 12, 2018 (8:06 am)

      The $110,000 bail was actually fairly fleeting – almost half of it was related to the probable cause for a possible firearm charge (in possession of a pistol he couldn’t legally have because he’s a convicted felon) that to date has not been filed. So when he posted bond, I believe it was more like $60,000 bail.

  • flimflam May 12, 2018 (6:56 am)

    wow. no wonder Mr Thompson keeps committing crimes – he keeps getting released.

    then we have Ms Ward, still waiting for her trial due to “preparations”, again. very weird.

    • WSB May 12, 2018 (8:02 am)

      No, it’s not weird at all. Most cases progress that way – hearing, new date, hearing, new date, hearing, new date, eventually a plea or trial. We just don’t report on them as incrementally.

  • momosmom May 12, 2018 (10:53 am)

    To me 60K is a lot of money, he must have a family member that put their home or something up to cover his bond. That’s a shame they should be putting that money up to get him the help he needs for his addictions.

    • NSAlki May 12, 2018 (2:30 pm)

      Don’t feel too sorry. Drug dealers have a lot of cash on hand. 

  • Hoku May 12, 2018 (5:55 pm)

    Anyone with collateral (or has someone willing to commit their assets as collateral on their behalf) has the option of obtaining a bail bond.

  • Humgumbleton May 12, 2018 (11:26 pm)

    This Thompson loser doesn’t deserve this much attention. 

  • Wsunderground May 21, 2018 (5:40 pm)

    He owns the house that was raded plus he owns another home in burien. This makes bail easy.

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