FOLLOWUP: One suspect in Roxbury Safeway incident has turned herself in

Just in from the King County Sheriff’s Office, word that one of the suspects in Monday’s Roxbury Safeway incident has turned herself in. Khalia Wimberly is being booked into jail, according to KCSO. She is one of two people sought after a deputy responding to a shoplifting report was hit by a car fleeing the scene. (That car, which investigators say Wimberly was driving, has already been found, too.) KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Ryan Abbott says that the deputy has a broken leg and is “resting at home comfortably.”

12 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: One suspect in Roxbury Safeway incident has turned herself in"

  • ~Hockeywitch~ January 10, 2019 (8:04 pm)

    Glad to hear she did the right thing.. Speedy recovery officer..

  • Question Authority January 10, 2019 (8:13 pm)

    Another model citizen now receiving three hots and a cot for breakings laws she didn’t think applied to her, have a nice stay in the pokey on my tax dollars that I’ll gladly contribute.  Quick healing for the officer and thanks and appreciation for dealing with her ilk.

  • Bradley January 10, 2019 (10:31 pm)

    We only get a TINY sample of the sort of purely-evil people that law enforcement has to deal with when we hear stories like this incident. This could’ve easily been a dead officer. I hope when the other party is caught that they both serve sentences that last for decades.

    • CAM January 11, 2019 (11:50 pm)

      “Purely-evil”? I’m not really certain that description would apply to an even statistically minute portion of the population, even when that population is limited to only people who break laws. Comments like this are what unnecessarily inflames discussions and prevents actual mutually agreeable progress from being made. 

  • EdSane January 11, 2019 (7:59 am)

    The kid is only 18. Jail should be about rehabilitation not retribution. I’m sure there were a lot of factors that played a role in where this person ended up. I don’t think the public would be served by just locking people up for decades. The recidivism rate kinda proves that approach doesn’t work.

    • Edu cat January 11, 2019 (10:20 am)

      I think the new youth juvenile being built will address this problem, focus on rehab/support services. I don’t understand the opposition to this. 

      • Question Authority January 11, 2019 (12:00 pm)

        Crime deserves punishment, nuff said.

      • EdSane January 11, 2019 (5:44 pm)

        I also don’t understand the opposition to the new youth jail.

  • Danny January 11, 2019 (8:18 am)

    Well said Ed

  • Jim P. January 11, 2019 (1:37 pm)

    “The kid is only 18.”But has a driver’s license.  Do they not cover things like “Do NOT run over people standing in front of your car even if you are fleeing while committing a felony”?  I do not favor a whole lot of second chances (to drive at least) when you have deliberately tried to kill people with a car.It was a concious act both to help rob the store and to try to kill someone.  This “poor innocent youth who just made bad choices” nonsense just doesn’t work for me.A balance between rehab for those who might benefit and protecting society for some period of time from people who just don’t give a **** about anything but their own desires is needed.Oh and let’s see if this woman has a rap sheet longer than your arm first before anyone gets all soft and sentimental.  As described, the group sounded like pros running an organized scheme.

    • EdSane January 11, 2019 (5:36 pm)

      Who is being soft and sentimental. Certainly none of the comments so far have expressed such sentiments. When we incarcerate anyone (especially youths) we should take in to account actual mitigating factors (btw, I consider anyone under 25 a kid). What I alluded to earlier is that we really should take in to account any mitigating factors when we seek justice. I don’t have this binary belief of good or evil. Clearly there must have been outside factors in this persons life that led them down this path. Those factors need to be addressed if there is any chance at turning them around. I’m disheartened to read that they did not take the restorative justice seriously for previous charges. When needed people do need to be locked up. That may or may not be the case here but I’m glad that we have a justice system to work it out rather then the just lock em up mentality. The just lock-em up didn’t work in the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s. Better ideas are needed and I’m glad King County is at least trying new approaches.

  • Rundmc January 11, 2019 (7:44 pm)

    Saying Anyone under 25 is a kid sort of speaks for itself.  I was taking on house cleaning jobs when I was 14 and took care of my mom who was on bedrest with my brother for 6 months when I was 16.  More importantly, my grandpa left his pregnant wife to voluntarily fight in WWII when he was 20.  These are not ages where you don’t have the wherwithal to make informed, impactful, life-changing decisions.  Infantilizing adults who are ruining their lives and other innocent victims helps noone.

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