CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Charges filed in High Point attack

Three days after a police search in High Point resulted in the arrest of a suspect in an attack/robbery, he is charged, and his bail has been tripled. The 27-year-old suspect, Abdikadir A. Khalif, is charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and attempted indecent liberties. The latter charge is an aspect of the attack that wasn’t previously revealed – that the victim was sexually assaulted as well as beaten and robbed. The charging document says Khalif has a criminal history going back 13 years, with more than 20 convictions. At the time of the April 16th attack, the Department of Corrections had his status listed as “escaped” from community-custody supervision. Other new details in the charging documents allege Khalif tried to strangle the victim in addition to hitting her while she struggled to get away, and that he left a gun magazine behind at the scene. The documents also reveal how he was identified – through security video at the 16th/Holden 7-11, where he allegedly used one of the victim’s cards. Police sent the photo around and heard from a corrections officer who recognized the man in the photo as Khalif. As noted in our report on the arrest, patrol officers spotted him Monday, not far from where the attack had happened, and arrested him with K-9 assistance. Because of his history and the additional violent details of the attack, his bail was increased today, from $100.000 to $350,000. The King County Jail Register says he’s still there.

15 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Charges filed in High Point attack"

  • flimflam May 1, 2020 (8:28 am)

    great. 20 convictions in 13 years and another failure of the ol’ “community custody” system. terrible on many levels but most grievous is that this should never have happened – this guy should not be out on some honor system criminal friendly BS.

  • Julia Mufaso May 1, 2020 (8:53 am)

    Can someone explain what “escaped” from community-custody supervision means? Does this mean he was in some kind of “not jail” after 20 convictions for violent attacks?

    • WSB May 1, 2020 (10:13 am)

      It usually means you stopped reporting to the person you were supposed to be reporting to during “community custody” (probation) after serving time for a prior crime. I have not yet looked up further details, ran out of time last night but if I get time today I’ll add to this.

    • wscommuter May 1, 2020 (10:32 am)

      Just to clarify – WSB only reported that he had 20 prior convictions – and not that they were “20 convictions for violent attacks”.   At this point, all we know is that he has at least one prior felony conviction (community-custody” only happens for felonies).  It is possible (probably likely) that some/many of those priors are misdemeanors (frequent fliers of the criminal justice system often have colorful and varied records).  Without more information as to what his criminal history is, it is difficult to know – yet – why he was loose.  As WSB gets more facts, we’ll have more information.  

      • jonn May 1, 2020 (12:25 pm)

        Google his full name and you will see he robbed at least 1 house and assaulted a young girl (under 10 years old) while trying to unzip her pants.

        • Jessics May 1, 2020 (3:43 pm)

          All of that, and he was in “community custody” but not prison? Why? Come on Seattle, this is getting to be ridiculous. Shouldn’t someone with that kind of past be kept somewhere that isn’t easily escapable? I see this happening so often here, where people with a history of commiting violent crimes are allowed to repeat them over and over. I understand that we need to be kind and fair to people, but it shouldn’t be at the detriment of others. People with a history of violence should be in prison.

          • WSB May 1, 2020 (4:56 pm)

            None of his convictions carried a life sentence. I just finally had a moment to look up his most recent case, meantime. Not Seattle, BTW – he was charged with robbing a store on the Eastside in February 2019. He was charged with robbery; plea bargained down to theft and assault. He was sentenced to 17 months. Time off for good behavior, apparently, plus credit for whatever time he was in jail. He was arrested late last year related to probation for that, and spent about a month in jail, according to the register.

  • jonn May 1, 2020 (9:07 am)

    Did they find a gun when he was arrested? There was a report (on facebook) he tossed a gun while running from the police just before he got caught.

    • WSB May 1, 2020 (10:08 am)

      Nothing about a gun in any of the charging/probable-cause documents. The day of the search there was a radio-communication reference to “a 9mm magazine was found at the scene” but it’s now clear that was a reference to what was found at the scene of the original attack.

  • skeeter May 1, 2020 (11:20 am)

    20 convictions.  Good heavens.  I thought Washington had a “three strikes” law that kept violent repeat offenders in prison for many years.  

    • WSB May 1, 2020 (11:49 am)

      “Three strikes” has always meant “three convictions” for a certain type of major offense, none of which are among Khalif’s record. (Four of the 20+ convictions were for assault, but all lower levels – 2nd, 3rd, 4th degree. The others were theft, drugs, burglary, making a false statement, trespassing, weapon possession, criminal impersonation …)

  • SillyGoose May 1, 2020 (12:01 pm)

    This little creep starting committing crimes when he was 13!!  I am thrilled he has been caught and I find it interesting his call letters on everything is “YMCMB” which stands for Young Money Cash Money Billionaires”  clearly he thinks he is entitled to everyone else’s money.

  • FlynMac May 1, 2020 (2:22 pm)

    It’s insane that this guy was not in jail. May I add that is there a chance he may have committed more than the 20 crimes he was convicted of….

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