SEATTLE – A 46-year-old man arrested for breaking into an occupied Capitol Hill apartment armed with an ax, an ax and a spiked glove, has been released from jail without charge Monday – after state officials concluded he was incompetent and unable to defend himself in court.
Stanley Dion Red, 46, who has a long criminal history and a history of treatment for mental illnesses, was caught on video while stepping onto the balcony of a Capitol Hill apartment complex on June 17. According to Henry Stelter, the tenant who was working from home at the time, Red walked into the apartment and approached him directly.
“I came home and grabbed my gun,” Stelter told KIRO-7 News. “By then he saw me, and he started walking down the hallway towards me and he started grabbing the ax behind his back. He also had a glove with a metal tip sticking out in front of it. “
Stelter said Red spoke unintelligibly, offering to “buy the apartment” and cursing him.
“I kept telling him he had to go out. He was saying all kinds of random things that I couldn’t quite figure out, ”Stelter said. “I slowly pulled him back.”
At gunpoint, Red descended from the balcony into the alley, and a few minutes later SPD agents entered and arrested him for criminal trespassing. But today, more than two weeks later, Henry was informed that Stanley Red had been released – without any charges.
“It’s really, really worrying that he might just show up now,” Stelter said. “He showed up in broad daylight last time. Who knows what might happen now?
KIRO-7 News has obtained the mental skills assessment from Stanley Red and it appears to contain the reasons he was released without charge.
State psychologists have apparently concluded that Red was even incompetent to understand why he was arrested in detail about his history of psychiatric hospitalizations, claiming that he exhibited “symptoms of psychosis, including rambling speech, disorganization of the body. thought and delusions “.
The assessment goes on to say that Red’s charge was “not a serious offense under state law,” and the city attorney’s office said he had no other choice. than to abandon the case.
Now the victims in the case are questioning their well-being – and Red’s.
“When the guy left he wasn’t particularly worried about getting out of here.” Said Paul Meyer, who manages the building, and compiled the surveillance video. “He knew there were no consequences. He spent ten minutes hanging out in the alley before the police arrived and picked him up, ”Meyer said.
Stelter added: “No one followed and asked for any kind of proof. We have videos of him breaking into. “We tried to hand them over to the police, we tried to hand them over to the prosecutor, and no one accepted them, no one wanted them or seemed to care. It seemed like an obstacle that we were trying to help in this situation. “
According to sources from the prosecutor’s office, involuntary treatment assessments may be carried out while an accused is still in prison. The results and subsequent procedures after such an assessment would be confidential by law.
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