EVERETT, Wash. – A South Everett man could face a manslaughter charge for the death of a suspected thief last summer. The suspect died after a scuffle with the homeowner.
The Everett Herald reports Everett detectives have completed their investigation and recommended the charge to prosecutors. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office says no charging decision is imminent.
Dylan Thomas Jones, 23, died July 19. Jones was allegedly caught by the 67-year-old homeowner trying to break into a boat in the 400 block of 117th Street Southeast.
While waiting for police to show up, the homeowner held the suspect down. When deputies arrived, Jones was on the ground and not breathing. Deputies could not revive him.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Jones died of asphyxia due to compression of the neck. The manner of death was ruled homicide.