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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00084
Judge: Ricardo S. Martinez
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (Seattle County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Seattle
Description: Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with taking an improvised gun to a 2020 Seattle protest and threatened to kill police.
At about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, May 31, 2020, two Seattle Police Officers were driving their marked patrol car north on Third Avenue near Benaroya Hall. They saw Devinare Antwan Parker, 31, who was downtown in violation of the curfew, walking down the middle of the street. Parker was ultimately arrested. When he was searched, officers found an improvised firearm constructed of two pieces of pipe and a firing pin with a laser pointer/ flashlight attached to the side. Parker also carried several shotgun shells that fit the device.
As he was being arrested, Parker shouted at the officers that he brought the weapon to the protest to shoot and kill police officers.
Unlawful Possession of a Destructive Device - 26:5861(d) and 5845(a)(8), (f)(2)
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 24 months in custody (with credit for time served), 3 years supervised release (standard and special conditions), fine waived, $100 special assessment.