Six People Face Charges Stemming from May Day Mayhem

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office announced this morning that six people arrested yesterday during the evening’s May Day mayhem now face misdemeanor charges. All six of the individuals, who spent the night in King County Jail, face obstruction of an officer charges - a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Three of the individuals also face resisting arrest charges, while one faces a failure to disperse charge, and one faces a property damage charge. Resisting arrest is a simple misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Property damage and failure to disperse, like obstruction of an officer, is a gross misdemeanor and carries the same maximum penalty.

According to the City Attorney’s Office: 21-year-old Sebastian Harris was arrested at 8th and Howell downtown and faces obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest charges; 22-year-old Gregory Husted was arrested near 4th and Olive and faces obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest charges; 27-year-old Bryanna Stader was arrested at 6th and Olive and faces obstruction of an officer charges; 43-year-old Paul Novasky was arrested at 9th and Pine and faces obstruction of an officer, failure to disperse and resisting arrest charges; 25-year-old Justin Gonzalez was arrested at 8th and Pine and faces obstructing of an officer charges; and 20-year-old Devin Bahm was arrested at Boylston and Pine and faces property damage and obstruction of an officer charges.

The City Attorney’s Office says three other individuals arrested during the evening’s May Day mayhem posted bail overnight and “will be considered for charges at a later time.”

The Seattle Police Department has said a total of 17 people were arrested during the march and protest.

 
comments powered by Disqus