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Edmonds arson suspect not being released

20-year-old man charged for activities during Seattle protest

 

Last updated 9/22/2020 at 4:39pm

U.S. Department of Justice

Suspect Kelly Thomas Jackson has been charged with two counts of arson and two counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device.

A U.S. District judge ruled Monday that a 20-year-old Edmonds man would not be released into the community and specifically not to his parents' house, despite his attorney arguing for his release.

Kelly Thomas Jackson was formally charged Sept. 10 with two counts of arson and two counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device for his activities at a demonstration that turned violent in downtown Seattle in May.

Jackson pled not guilty to all charges, according to court documents.

Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said she is considering placing Jackson in an out-of-state lockdown in-...



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