2 men charged, several others suspected of aiding alleged cop killer
Two Auburn men have been charged with helping Maurice Clemmons evade authorities after he was suspected of shooting four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop on Sunday.
Seattle Times staff reporters
Two Auburn men have been charged with helping Maurice Clemmons evade authorities after the shooting of four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop on Sunday.
Charging documents filed today say several other people also helped him, both before and after the shooting — including someone who drove a getaway vehicle from the coffee shop, and a female relative who bandaged wounds he sustained when one of the slain officers returned fire.
Most of those people are not identified by name in the documents.
Clemmons was shot dead this morning by a Seattle police officer.
The two men charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance are brothers Eddie Lee Davis, 20, and Douglas Davis, 22.
Both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the charges. Pierce County Judge Bryan Chushcoff set bail for Eddie Davis at $700,000 and bail for Douglas Davis at $500,000.
Clemmons' half-brother, Rickey Hinton, has not been charged yet, but has been booked into jail for investigation of rendering criminal assistance. Chushcoff set his bail at $2 million.
According to charging documents, after the officers were shot, Clemmons showed up, bleeding, at a house where the Davises and Hinton lived. Clemmons told them he had been shot by police. Hinton then told the Davises to get Clemmons out of the area, and gave them the keys to a white Pontiac, the charges allege.
The two men drove off with Clemmons, who told them he had shot or killed police officers, charges allege. They made their way to a residence in the Algona/Pacific area, the home of one of Clemmons' relatives, according to the charges. There, the female relative and the Davises helped Clemmons treat his gunshot wound, the charges allege.
Afterward, the relative drove Clemmons to the Auburn Super Mall and then to an apartment complex, where Clemmons got in a car driven by another woman and took off, according to the charges.
Eddie Lee Davis is also one of Clemmons' co-defendants in a third-degree assault case stemming from the alleged assault on a Pierce County sheriff's deputy in May. Clemmons was accused of punching the deputy in the face, and Eddie Lee Davis allegedly fought with the same deputy, according to court documents filed in the case in Pierce County Superior Court.
Information from The Associated Press is included in this report