SEATTLE — Prosecutors in Washington state have charged a Seattle man, who posted bail in May on unrelated robbery and hit-and-run charges, after he was accused of shooting a man in the head because he claimed the man cut him off in traffic.
He now faces multiple charges in four separate criminal cases.
Marcus Williams, 28, was charged on Tuesday with murder and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting death of Javon Satterwhite, 41, on Jan. 7 in Kent, the Seattle Times reported.
Despite charges and an online obituary identifying Satterwhite, the King County medical examiner’s office identified the man who died as Javon Richerson. The Seattle Times could not immediately resolve the discrepancy between the surnames.
Williams pleaded not guilty in his three earlier cases. His defense attorney Nicholas Marchi, who is representing Williams in all four criminal cases, was not immediately available for comment.
Court records show Williams was also charged Tuesday with drive-by shooting after police said he fired at a vehicle on Jan. 23, hitting two young people in Shoreline. The juveniles were treated for gunshot wounds, but did not corporate with police, authorities said.
Records show Williams was previously sentenced to three years in federal prison on a gun charge in 2012 and has been in custody at the Maleng Regional Justice Center since Feb. 5.
Prosecutors charged Williams that same day with second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm after he allegedly threatened and strangled a man in his apartment on Jan. 24.
Charging papers said the man Williams is accused of strangling stabbed Williams, who drove himself to Harborview Medical Center where authorities discovered evidence they believe connected him to the drive-by shooting.
Court records show Williams posted $75,000 bail in May after he was charged in August 2019 with robbery and felony hit-and-run in the death of 78-year-old Vladimir Rylski. A judge on Thursday raised his bail to $250,000 on each charge after ruling he violated the conditions of his release.
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