April 20, 2024 1:43 pm

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District Court Commissioner releases Edmonds home invaders without bail

EDMONDS—At Monday’s court hearing, the two suspects who fled a stolen vehicle and invaded an Edmonds home were released without bail by Snohomish County District Court Commissioner Jennifer Millett. Millett was appointed by Judge Jennifer Rancourt in January 2023.

Jordin Maldonado, 28, male, from Spanaway, and Tanya Hernandez, 45, from Lakewood were arrested and booked into Snohomish County Jail over on Saturday, February 10, after an hour stand-off with Edmonds Police.

Edmonds Police discovered a stolen vehicle during a routine vehicle check near the 8700 blk of Main Street just before 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, February 10. Multiple suspects fled from the vehicle and into the home of a resident. After about an hour of negotiations, two of the suspects surrendered to police and a third suspect fled the home. A K-9 unit was deployed, and a perimeter was established.

The two who surrendered to police were Maldonado and Hernandez. Both Pierce County residents were booked for residential burglary, a Class B felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. If convicted, the two suspects faced up to 10 years in prison.

However, Chief Deputy of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Elise Deschenes, reduced the charge to misdemeanor criminal trespass citing the lack of evidence of intent to “commit a crime.” The charge of resisting arrest stayed.

District Court Commissioner Millett rejected the county’s request of bail at $25,000 for each suspect and ruled that both can be released without bail pending their future trail and ordered they have no contact with the innocent victim of the home invasion.

Maldonado is no stranger to the law. KOMO News reports that he “has seven prior felony convictions, including for charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, theft, assault, and criminal mischief.”

The third suspect, a 29-year-old female also from Lakewood, was last spotted near 209 St and 88 Place shortly after the incident and has yet to be apprehended. Edmonds police have referred charges of residential burglary. The 29-year-old Lakewood woman is also the primary suspect in a separate vehicle theft that occurred overnight on Saturday after the initial perimeter search concluded.

Edmonds Police have taken the initial stolen vehicle as evidence. Law enforcement reported no injuries to anyone involved and no weapons were used by any of the suspects.

Commissioner Millett served as a Snohomish County prosecutor since 2008 and was a founding member of Marysville Mental Health Alternatives, a therapeutic court working with chronic offenders that is sympathetic to those challenged by mental health concerns.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Edmonds Police non-emergency line at 425-407-3999.

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Edmonds Police Department incident update to the vehicle theft and home invasion on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

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