Everett man who fought thief faces manslaughter charges
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 67-year-old man could face manslaughter charges after restraining a 23-year-old suspected thief who died from the confrontation.
The Everett Herald reports that Dylan Thomas Jones died from asphyxiation due to compression of the neck.
Authorities say Jones had apparently entered the older man's property to steal a boat motor. The man then confronted Jones and the two men got into a tussle.
When deputies arrived Jones was unresponsive and was declared dead at the scene.
Snohomish County prosecutor Ed Stemler says his office will evaluate the sheriff's office investigation and evaluate if charges will be brought.
The boat owner said he held down Jones to detain him for police after the two exchanged punches.