News 15th & Howell, 6:43 AM
posted by January 17 at 6:44 AMon
The police have a “person of interest” in custody in the New Year’s Eve murder of Shannon Harps. Here was the scene outside the building where Harps lived earlier this morning—TV reporters doing stand-ups across the street from the sidewalk memorial to Harps.
The PI and the Seattle Times aren’t printing the name of the man in custody, as he hasn’t been charged with the crime yet, but the PI—which has the better coverage by far—includes these details in its report:
The 29-year-old man, who has a history of violent assaults against women, was picked up for violating conditions of his parole several days after the killing and is being held in the state correctional facility at Monroe awaiting Department of Corrections proceedings…. Detectives first questioned the man after a tipster contacted police to tell them the man had made statements about the case in the days following the killing. He was found to have been drinking at the time police contacted him, a violation of the terms of his supervision, and for which he was arrested.
The man, who has a history of drug abuse and violent assaults on women, has made several threats to kill people, is an artist who used his own blood as ink, and once attacked a bouncer with a box cutter, according to court documents.
Ring any bells?