(Everett, WA) The man accused of robbing a Chase Bank on Evergreen Way late Monday afternoon didn’t get far from the bank, and led police on a short foot chase before being taken into custody.
The suspect is 34 year-0ld William Rivers.
Here’s the official word from the Everett Police Department:
PRESS RELEASE – March 3, 2014
Bank robber apprehended in Everett
EVERETT – Police responding to bank robbery capture fleeing thief.
Just after 5:15 p.m. on March 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to a bank robbery at Chase Bank (4800 block of Evergreen Way). Information indicated a white male, about 5’6” tall, 150 pounds with a slight goatee, wearing a black jacket and golfer style hat had entered the bank and produced a note demanding money. After the male was given money, he ran from the bank.
An officer responding to the call spotted a male closely resembling the suspect description in the 4200 block of Evergreen Way and stopped to talk with him. The male refused to answer questions then suddenly started running from the officer. Ultimately, the male was detained in the 4300 block of Hoyt Ave.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit responded to the incident and worked with witnesses and physical evidence to positively identify the male as the suspect. The male, 34 year-old William Rivers, was arrested for the bank robbery and will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
No one was injured during bank robbery or the capture.
The Raton Range delivers excellent coverage of Wayne Bent’s July 18 arraignment. The newspaper launches into the story with this lead paragraph:
The attorney for the leader of what many people refer to as a cult that maintains its compound northeast of Des Moines told a judge in Raton Friday that Wayne Bent’s practice of lying with naked children is a “religeous healing practice” and has no sexual connotations. –The Raton Range
NEW (July 18 news story):koat.com *VIDEO* from inside the courtroom:
(Update: July 18, 4:15pm PST) Earlier this afternoon, some of you e-mailed me to ask if Wayne Bent was in custody. In my effort to track down an answer to that question, I ultimately spoke with someone who should know the answer: Sgt. Bobbie Long of the Clayton Police Department.
Long is very familiar with the city/county holding cells where Bent would be held “if” he were in custody. In fact, this is the same facility that held Bent in early May.
Based on my conversation with Sgt. Long, it does not appear Bent is in custody. Long had several interesting things to say. And she allowed me to record our phone conservation for the purpose of the podcast you will find in the following mp3:
I imagine it’s possible that new and more precise information about the case has hit the wires & news Web sites since I began working on this podcast earlier this afternoon. Any corrections, clarifications and updates will be provided here after I get a chance to scour the news Web sites.
(Update, July 18, 2:17pm PST) I’ve attempted to reach Wayne Bent’s attorney, Sarah Montoya, for comment on this story. Montoya’s colleague, DJ Martinez, explained that Montoya has left the office due to an urgent family matter.
(Update, July 18, 1:51pm PST) Court Document: Arraignment Order and Conditions of Release
(Update, July 18, 1:38pm PST) Listen to Union County Court’s Deputy Clerk Karen Vieites read Wayne Bent’s conditions of release conditions of release.
Still more to come…
(Update, July 18, 1:27pm PST) Bent’s bond: $150,000 “unsecured”. I also have the conditions of release…will publish here shortly. Plus more.
Please stay tuned.
(Update, July 18, 1:11pm PST) Still don’t have the “nuts and bolts” concerning what happened at this morning’s arraignment. State’s lead investigator on the Bent case, Dave Oliphant, has just told me that any specifics about Wayne Bent’s arraignment must come from District Attorney Donald Gallegos.
Person answering phone at Mr. Gallegos’s office tells me Mr. Gallegos is out of the office and won’t be back until Monday. I do, however, have a cell number for Mr. Gallegos. I’ve left a voice mail on Mr. Gallegos’s cell number requesting a return call regarding the Bent arraignment.
Lead investigator Oliphant was able to share with me that Senior Trial Prosecutor Amelio Chavez filled-in this morning for an ailing Assistant District Attorney Thomas Benavitez.
Oliphant also shared that Mr. Bent was represented by public defender Sarah Montoya.
Please stay tuned…. (Update, July 18, 12:21pm PST) Still working to get the details of this morning’s arraignment. I’ve been in contact with District Courts in Union and Colfax counties. I’m also waiting to hear back from person with the DA’s office.
Employee at clerk’s office in Raton (Colfax County) explained that the information is not in their local system and must be forwarded by Judge Gerald E. Baca to Union County Courthouse (Clayton). Apparently, the judge hasn’t done this yet and is presently on the bench hearing other cases. Judge is expected to be on the bench throughout this afternoon. A very busy Friday for the judge, no doubt.
Deputy Clerk at Union County Courthouse says she has yet to receive word from Raton concerning outcome of today’s arraignment.
Hoping to make contact with DA person soon. He’s been en route from Raton to Clayton since the conclusion of this morning’s arraignment.
Please stay tuned…
(July 18, 10:22am PST) An employee in the Clerk’s Office at the State District Courthouse in Raton, New Mexico confirms that this morning’s arraignment of church leader Wayne Bent has concluded.
Employee did not have information concerning the outcome of the arraignment.
The Los Angeles murder story that continues to fuel heated political debate concerning illegal immigration is now the focus of a new documentary produced by the alternative news source Full Disclosure Network. The documentary provides an in-depth interview with the parents of the late Jamiel Shaw II.
Police say Jamiel Shaw II, 17, was walking home and speaking with his girlfriend on a cell phone March 2 when a gang member approached him, then shot and killed him.
It’s a case Beyond90Seconds.com has closely followed from the beginning.
Investigators have charged a 19-year-old Pedro Espinoza with the murder. Espinoza, who is an illegal immigrant, had been released from jail just 28-hours prior to Shaw II’s murder.
Police do not believe the victim knew his killer. The victim’s parents believe their son was killed because he was black. In the new documentary, Shaw’s parents claim that some city leaders refuse to acknowledge this alleged motive because doing so would be politically unpopular.
The Jamiel Shaw II case has prompted one mayoral candidate to propose Jamiel’s Law, an effort to amend the Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Order 40.
Proponents of Jamiel’s Law argue that police should be allowed to make inquiries concerning an arrested person’s immigration status if that person is believed to be a gang member.
Presently, Special Order 40 dictates that “officers shall not initiate police action with the objective of discovering the alien status of a person.”
Shaw’s parents have also blasted people who’ve claimed that their son had gang ties, suggesting that the claim is part of a smear campaign aimed at dissuading voters from supporting Jamiel’s Law.
According to the Web site fulldisclosure.net, the person who produced its new documentary is Leslie Dutton. The Web site provides the following information concerning Dutton’s background:
For more than a decade, Emmy Award winning producer-host Leslie Dutton has provided an alternative news source with Full Disclosure Network®. More than mere investigative journalism, Leslie has exposed political corruption, voter fraud, malfunctioning state courts, and errant police policy where it compromised the Rule of Law.
From the judicial system to the Presidency, she has interviewed prosecutors, police chiefs, & attorneys general, pursuing government accountability in issues including Iran Contra, Watergate, Whitewater, immigration policy (See Special Order 40), border security, and its effect on the War on Terrorism.
A nearly 10-minute long excerpt of the Full Disclosure documentary recently appeared on youtube. The excerpt also appears on the Full Disclosture Web site beneath the headline, “Is LA soft on criminal alien gangs?”
Only a few hours after his release from jail, a message from Wayne Bent (aka Michael Travesser) appeared on his church’s Web site.
In the May 9, 2008 entry titled, Letter From Michael To His Family, Bent says he was well-treated while in jail but that the “bitter” part of the experience came when he “learned the name of the person who reported” that he had “sexually molested” her.
Here is an excerpt from Bent’s May 9, 2008 post:
The bitter part of jail came in the form of information. I learned the name of the person who reported that I had sexually molested her. This broke my heart entirely. She is a young person who joined the family of those who hate me with a very deep and personal hate. I have to say that I never expected that this little person would concoct an outright lie about me. I have not spoken to her personally, but I was told that her lie is the basis for all of the charges against me. This one lie has caused those in authority to disbelieve all of the other testimonies counter to her lie. This was my heartbreak. And I wept in great sorrow over it. How does one fight a liar, and one who has confessed at being one? I doubt that a court will solve this problem. It is not unusual for a soul to make up a complete falsehood just to crucify an enemy, but it does show just what happened to Jesus. People who said they heard him say it, declared that he said that he was going to destroy the temple in three days. They killed him over the lies that were told. His offense was larger than mine, for the temple was much more regarded as an offense than sex with a girl. He was falsely charged with blasphemy, but I have only been falsely charged with molestation of a minor. Even so, it is a deep sore to my soul, how utterly dark one can finally become. The charges against me were utterly contrived, but I am not quite ready to blame it all on this person, for I have witnessed first hand the utter depravity of those who manipulate people to get them to say things a certain way. This happened with CYFD, the state police, and other particular souls involved in the “investigation,” which is no investigation at all, but merely a form of witchcraft against the Son of God.