Assault Suspect Dies After Jumping From Fourth-Floor Hotel Window

Man had reportedly assaulted a woman and jumped after officers approached him.

EDMONDS, WA -- A man staying in the Hilton Garden Inn at Paine Field in Everett died after jumping from the fourth floor window of the hotel.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the hotel around 3 a.m. Friday for an assault call, says Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton.

When deputies arrived, they found a woman in one of the hotel rooms who had been attacked by the man. She was sent her to a nearby hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The male suspect barricaded himself in a fourth floor hotel room when deputies attempted to take him into custody.

He threw a table through the room’s outside window, then jumped from that window, sustaining critical head injuries. He died shortly thereafter, before aid could arrive

At this time, the identity of the man is unknown, but he and the woman were both believed to be staying at the hotel. The woman is a 39 year-old from California, and it is not believed they were related or staying together.

No weapons were involved. The man’s identity and cause of death will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jeramiah Johnson October 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM
too bad it wasn't from 40 stories up. he would then have had a longer time to ponder his crime.
Anonymous November 05, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I agree I am the victim and he is a monster and I am lucky that I got out alive he was trying to murder me. Thank god I am alive and he can't do this to any other women
anonymous November 13, 2012 at 05:46 AM
What happened in your room from 9 pm-2:30am after you two had drinks at the bar and went back to your room? It seems like things went well for 4 hours or so, did your boyfreind call or text? I wish you two never met that night, I would still have a quality freind on this earth. No women ever deserves to be hit and my freind wasnt that type of person, something happend and its sad his side will never be told. He was never ever arrested for any crimes like ASSAULT!
Friend forever November 14, 2012 at 04:48 AM
If you are the victim, than you and only you know what would make this guy turn so quickly. This all happened in your hotel room, when you have said that additional wine was consumed. If wine was the only thing consumed, then from 10 pm until 3 am must of been a consensual happening. Did you boyfriend find out what was really happening? Very interesting that you knew this guy from back in the day growing up in Los Alamitos. Did he know your boyfriend too, was you boyfriend up in the Washington area too. Did you drug the guy? All reports from people around that area support his demeanor, happy, fun, talkative. why the he'll would an assault victim, such as yourself, boast on your Facebook page what happened, most victims keep it to themselves, I would stop telling soo many people stories. It's becoming very hard for you to keep all your stories straight, and we are listening, at Boeing, in Los Alamitos, Facebook, these news sites. You will mess up your stories, and we will see it and report it to the authorities.
innocence November 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM
It is surprising that you are posting about this. Typical behavior for a victim is not to be public about an incident, especially when they "were close to death" as you supposedly told people you were, which we all know you were not near death, or they would not have put in the articles that they were not life threatening injuries. Assault Victims go through such physcial, mental and emotional trauma that the farthest thing from their mind is to be talking about the incident publicly. I do not know you or the man who died, but honestly you should not be bad mouthing him or talking about the incident in this manner. Cases can be re-opened with sufficient evidence. Especially when things just don't seem to add up. And as for the rest of the people posting crap, were you there to know for a fact everything that had happened???????????? In this country people are innocent until proven guilty. And this man died without being able to tell his side, and we do not know for a fact that he willingly jumped out the window because he was guilty of anything. We also don't know if he had anything in his system that would cause him to act differently than the way people who knew him described him. So before you judge that he was guilty, get the facts.
The truth will be revealed November 14, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Very interesting too that the night you met my friend, it was your 2 month anniversary with your steroided out boyfriend, hmmm? Did he come up to surprise you on your "anniversary", saw that you were entertaining my friend and your boyfriend lost control? My friend NEVER raised a hand at anybody let alone a woman! Your story is so unbelievable, if justice on Earth doesn't prevail, The Lord above will see to it.
Truth November 16, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Just out of curiosity, what was the exact ALLEGED Crime? AND more importantly, ACCORDING to WHOM?
Anonymous January 04, 2013 at 05:35 PM
You will see the police report. You must not have known him like you thought. If someone is normal. Why do they jump out a window? If it was only an assault....... This is my way of healing you don't like it don't read it God bless
Anonymous January 04, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Wow you have a big imagination.....
Anonymous January 04, 2013 at 05:39 PM
I didn't know your friend at all and obviously you didn't either


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