TNT: Second teen charged in Lakewood home-invasion robbery

“Pierce County prosecutors on Monday charged a 17-year-old boy suspected in a home-invasion robbery in which a Lakewood homeowner shot and killed one of the intruders. Qiuordai Taylor pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count of first-degree burglary and five counts of assault.” Read the rest of Stacia Glenn’s story on The News Tribune website.

Gang member charged in home invasion, one burglar dead

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Qiuordai Lewis Taylor, 17, with manslaughter in the first degree, assault in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, burglary in the first degree and assault in the second degree.

Taylor and two other men forced their way into a Lakewood couple’s home, tied them up and stole several items. The husband shot one of the suspects, Taijon Vorhees, who later died. Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at 1:30 p.m., in Pierce County Superior Court, Room 250. Duprea Romon Wilson pleaded not guilty on November 20th and is being held in lieu of $3 million bail. [Read more…]

TNT: Alleged robber in Lakewood home invasion fatally shot, dumped in Federal Way

“A Lakewood man is believed to have fatally shot one of three robbers who broke into his home Tuesday night and tied up him and his wife, officials said Wednesday.” Read the rest of Stacia Glenn’s story on The News Tribune website.

Update from Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police, “Yesterday (11-19-14), at approximately 2000 hours, LPD Detectives arrested 19 year old Duprea Romon Wilson Jr.  in relation to the Home Invasion investigation.  Detectives believe he is one of the three suspects involved in the incident.  He was interviewed by detectives this evening and booked into the Pierce County Jail for Murder 2, Assault 1 (2 counts), Unlawful imprisonment (2 counts), Robbery 1, Burglary 1, and Kidnapping (2 counts).   We’re not able to talk about his involvement or how we identified him at this point because we’re still looking for the last remaining suspect.  We hope to release more information once the last suspect is in custody. The suspect that was found deceased in Federal Way has been identified as 19 year old Taijon Voorhees.  Detectives are confident he is one of the three suspects in our case.”

TNT: Lakewood man who served time for shooting cops now accused of drug crimes

“A man who served 20 years in prison for shooting two Seattle police officers in 1991 has been arrested and charged with dealing large quantities of painkillers from his Lakewood home.

“Aaron Glen Leigh, 46, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and three counts of illegally possessing a firearm.”

Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story in The News Tribune.


TNT: Thieves cut through wall to get to guns at Lakewood shop

“To get to the guns they wanted to steal, burglars smashed through the wall of a vacant adjoining business and took about 30 firearms from a Lakewood gun shop, police said.

“Federal authorities are offering a reward for information concerning Monday’s burglary of Quantico Tactical in the 12300 block of Pacific Highway Southwest.”

Read the rest of Alexis Krell’s story in The News Tribune.