CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUPS: Shooting, robbery, tool-theft suspects in court

Three suspects who were charged two weeks ago in unrelated West Seattle cases all appeared for arraignment today before King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi. Here’s what happened, according to court documents:

ALKI SHOOTING: 21-year-old Allan D. Hawley was arraigned on 2 counts of first-degree assault, filed against him in the February 2nd Alki Beach shooting that left two other men injured. Hawley requested that his $400,000 bail be reduced, but the judge said no, so he remains in King County Jail. His record includes 1 felony conviction, as a juvenile, in a burglary case.

JUNCTION ROBBERY: 38-year-old Monique S. Anderson also was arraigned today. She is charged with one count of second-degree robbery, accused of getting violent while trying to steal sunglasses from West Seattle Optix in The Junction on February 5th. Anderson also requested a bail reduction; that motion was denied and she remains jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail. Her record includes three adult felonies and one juvenile felony.

TOOL THEFT/BUYBACK STING: 31-year-old Jared M. Bruce had already been released on personal recognizance by the time he was charged in this case. When charges of attempted stolen-property trafficking and unlawuful gun possession were filed, his bail was raised to $75,000. Though he has 17 adult felony convictions (along with 8 juvenile felonies), he remains out of custody, now ordered to be an electronic home detention. He told the court he’ll be living in Lakewood.

18 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUPS: Shooting, robbery, tool-theft suspects in court"

  • M.B. February 25, 2020 (5:46 am)

    17 adult felony convictions, and he was released on his own recognizance? That just seems insane.

    • Ms. Sparkles February 25, 2020 (9:38 am)

      I totally agree M.B.

    • CAM February 25, 2020 (10:55 am)

      Technically someone on EHD is not on personal recognizance. Also, someone who has a BAIL of $75,000 would similarly not be on PR status. 

      Also, merely a technicality, but when he was released from custody he had not yet been charged.

      • WSB February 25, 2020 (11:20 am)

        I mentioned PR because it is very specifically checked off on the CONDITIONS OF RELEASE FOR DEFENDANT document.
        X Personal recognizance
        X Electronic Home Monitoring (with, handwritten addition, “with GPS monitoring, fee waiver granted”)
        X On condition (with, handwritten elaboration, “abide by no-contact order in this case”)

        No-contact orders are of course fairly standard so I don’t mention them. – TR

        • CAM February 25, 2020 (11:54 am)

          Courts can sometimes fill out that paperwork in ways that makes no sense. On its face though, the concept of personal recognizance is undone by strapping an ankle monitor on someone. They are likely still listed on the jail roster and still count as “in custody” under most circumstances. I’m not arguing that it was or was not the right decision, just that it’s not really PR by definition. 

        • CAM February 25, 2020 (11:56 am)

          It appears that part about the jail roster is not true this time. Likely because he was OOC at the time he was ordered onto the ankle monitor. 

  • Blinkyjoe February 25, 2020 (8:57 am)

    17. Felony. Convictions. Oh, and an unlawful gun possession charge. His parents must be so proud. Can we get a statement from Judge Oishi?

  • W February 25, 2020 (9:10 am)

    someone with 17 felonies is not in jail?!why?!

    • John February 26, 2020 (11:19 pm)

      25 Felony convictions within 31 years with no hard jail time served.  Jared Bruce is a wealthy white male criminal with family support. I am a victim of his crimes.  He works the system and is allowed to rob people blind with no judicial or physical consequence. Even when you provide the police, prosecutors and judge all evidence needed for multiple connected burglaries, possession of stolen firearms (as a felon) stolen vehicles and stolen property.  If he was a young black man would he still be let go and allowed to continue stealing hundreds and thousands of dollars from people!? I think not. WSB any advice on how to get this person off the streets?

      • WSB February 26, 2020 (11:55 pm)

        Documents say he did serve some prison time in a 2015 case (I’ll be looking that case up out of curiosity). Otherwise, contacting prosecutors and eventually whatever judge sentences him, depending on whether he goes to trial or negotiates a plea, is what those in the criminal justice system advise… TR

        • John February 27, 2020 (2:53 pm)

          How do you get access to old case files? Are they available online? 

          • WSB February 27, 2020 (2:59 pm)

            King County Electronic Court Records. You need an account and a prepurchase of pages, plus you need to know the case # you’re looking for, which you can find via the Superior Court clerk’s records portal or Washington Court Search.

          • RM March 4, 2020 (11:04 am)

            You can always view (for free and minimal charge to print) the case history of most cases (exceptions are dependency,custody, and juvenile type cases).  Stations are located downtown in the King County Superior courthouse and in the Regional Justice Center, in Kent.  One computer will provide case number(s) associated with the individual name. The other computer will provide case history and will allow for printing if desired. 

  • momosmom February 25, 2020 (11:09 am)

    You all want to reprimand Judge Oishi for letting this guy out but no GOOD JOB for keeping the other 2 in jail by keeping their bail high…why is that ? oh I know it’s easier to talk down than it is to talk up. SMH

    • Blinkyjoe February 25, 2020 (2:30 pm)

      Momosmom- I think it’s just confusing, and confounding (And frustrating for Seattleites who HAVE been the victim of property and/or violent crime) to read that a person who clearly, repeatedly and without remorse, has demonstrated that they have no intention at all of living amongst other humans in a socially acceptable way. And the Judge can see this. Did Judge Oishi stop reading at felony conviction 5, or 10, or 15 when he was reading the case histories? If 17 felony convictions can’t keep someone in jail, what can? Will an ankle bracelet keep Mr Bruce from doing something leading to felony conviction 18, 19, or 20?? Not likely. 

      • E.J. February 25, 2020 (4:01 pm)

        Keep in mind there are only three factors a court can consider when determining whether a defendant should be held in custody: 1) whether it is likely they will commit a *violent* offense if released (not just any crime); 2) whether they are a flight risk; and 3) whether they will interfere with the administration of justice (think evidence/witness tampering). I’m not saying I agree with the thief being out on EHM, but it could be that his warrant history is quite minimal (i.e. he shows up to court and pleads or is found guilty, serves his time, then gets released again), his history isn’t violent (compare his situation to the other two: a robbery, a violent felony, and assault 1, a violent felony), and there’s no indication he’ll interfere with the administration of justice. Again, not saying I agree with the court rule that sets these three factors as the only ones a judge can consider (I think likelihood of any recidivism should be considered), but I wanted to point out that sometimes a judge’s hands are simply tied.

  • Alex S. February 25, 2020 (11:43 am)

    Every time we have a shooting, activists, leaders and politicians demand we “stop the violence.”   Yet, whenever a criminal is caught with guns, he gets a slap on the wrist and spends only a couple days in jail.  Until he kills or maims somebody, of course; when that happens, the very same people who created our criminal-friendly criminal justice system throw up their arms and say “we must do something about gun violence”  The reason violent crime continues to plague our communities isn’t because of lack of funding or programs – it’s because the activists and the left really do NOT want to do anything about gun violence.  They will pick ideology over common sense every single time.  So-called “responsible” gun owners and gun nuts are also at fault: since so many of them refuse to lock up or secure their weapons, serial thieves will always have a nice supply of deadly firearms. 

  • andy February 27, 2020 (7:53 am)

    Part of being a Responsible gun owner is making sure your gun doesn’t get stolen.

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