Lakewood Suspect Let Out of Jail One Week Ago
November 30, 2009
Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old man wanted for questioning in the killing of four Lakewood police officers Sunday morning, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.
His criminal history includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and at least eight felony charges in Washington. That record also stands out for the number of times Clemmons has been released from custody despite questions about the danger he posed.
Mike Huckabee, while governor of Arkansas, granted clemency to Clemmons nine years ago, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protests of prosecutors.
"This is the day I've been dreading for a long time," Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas' Pulaski County, said Sunday night when informed that Clemmons was being sought in connection with the killings.
In Pierce County, Clemmons had been in jail for the past several months on a child-rape charge that carries a possible life sentence. He was released from custody one week ago, even though he was staring at eight felony charges in all.
Read Full Story at SeattleTimes.com
Request more info about this product / service / company
Be the first to comment on this story
Other Recent News
The results of a new study, conducted using military-standard protocols, demonstrate...
The names of 273 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be...
NYPD Officer Brian Moore's funeral will be held on Friday and all law enforcement who wish...
A series of disturbing and profane comments on Ferrell’s Facebook page in the last month...
Kohr and his wife are suing the coffee giant, claiming that a lid popped off the cup of...