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An album of the Seattle newspapers

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  • 1. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009 FOG, SHOWERS High, 49. Low, 38. > B10 $1.00 outside King, Pierce, Independent and locally owned since 1896 seattletimes.com 75¢ Snohomish, Kitsap counties 1.6 million readers weekly in Western Washington, in print and online 4 OFFICERS SLAIN; SEATTLE MANHUNT IN WASHINGTON IN ARKANSAS HOW THEY DIED THE FAMILIES Subject of search, Lengthy prison 2 were ‘flat-out ‘Outstanding’ believed cornered term commuted executed’; the Lakewood in Leschi home, by then-Gov. other 2 tried officers leave has violent past Mike Huckabee Sgt. Mark Officer Tina Officer Ron- Officer Greg- to stop killer behind 9 kids See story below See story > A6 Renninger Griswold ald Owens ory Richards See story below See story > A7 DEAN J. KOEPFLER / THE NEWS TRIBUNE An aerial view shows the scene at Forza Coffee Company near Parkland on Sunday after four Lakewood police officers were shot dead in what authorities call an ambush. Person of interest let Attack in Lakewood area out of Pierce County worst on police in state ‘TARGETED ... AMBUSH’ Forza Coffee Co. jail one week ago Maurice Deadly attack came in coffee shop known Gunman kills four police officers LAKEWOOD TACOMA FACING 8 FELONY CHARGES, tests of prosecutors. Clemmons to police as ‘safe haven’ S. TACOMA WAY 5 “This is the day I’ve been dreading 96TH ST. S. HE HAD BEEN HELD MONTHS “ STEELE ST. S for a long time,” Larry Jegley, prosecut- This is the Seattle Times staff ing attorney for Arkansas’ Pulaski day I’ve been A SWAT team and police negotia- Prison time, at least County, said Sunday night when in- tors surrounded a Leschi home in Se- 512 dreading for a 112TH ST. S. 5 convictions in Arkansas formed that Clemmons was being long time.” attle late Sunday where the man 116TH ST. S. sought in connection with the killings. sought in the Lakewood police shoot- Seattle Times staff In Pierce County, Clemmons had LARRY JEGLEY ing may have been hiding. McChord Air Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old been in jail for the past several months Prosecuting attorney Police surrounded the home at East Force Base TULE LAKE RD. S. man wanted for questioning in the kill- on a child-rape charge that carries a for Pulaski County Yesler Way and 32nd Avenue South, SPANAWAY LOOP RD. S. ing of four Lakewood police officers possible life sentence. He was released in Arkansas where a woman told them Maurice PARKLAND Sunday morning, has a long criminal from custody one week ago, even Clemmons, 37, was on the property record punctuated by violence, erratic though he was staring at eight felony Officers and bleeding, according to law-en- MIL ITAR behavior and concerns about his men- charges in all. mourned | forcement sources. 0 1 Y RD . S. tal health. Clemmons posted $15,000 with a The woman told police that some- His criminal history includes at least Chehalis company called Jail Sucks Police see one had dropped Clemmons off at the MILE Spanaway Lake five felony convictions in Arkansas and Bail Bonds. The bondsman, in turn, put themselves as home. The source also said police had Source: ESRI, TeleAtlas at least eight felony charges in Wash- up $150,000, securing Clemmons’ re- targets again received tips about two other proper- THE SEATTLE TIMES ington. That record also stands out for lease on the child-rape charge. > A8 ties they needed to search, in Seattle’s the number of times Clemmons has Clemmons moved to Washington Shocked Queen Anne neighborhood and in was driving to the Leschi area to try to been released from custody despite from Arkansas in 2004. He was placed Renton. find out what is happening. She said questions about the danger he posed. under the supervision of the Washing- community Police were trying to confirm that their aunt lives at the house where po- Mike Huckabee, while governor of ton State Department of Corrections holds vigil the man inside the Leschi home was lice were focusing their attention. Arkansas, granted clemency to Clem- (DOC) for an Arkansas conviction, ac- hours after Clemmons, said spokesman Jeff Kap- Police told residents to stay indoors mons nine years ago, commuting his cording to a department spokesman. shootings > A8 pel. Clemmons’ sister, Latanya Clem- and keep their doors locked. lengthy prison sentence over the pro- See > CLEMMONS, A6 mons, 34, said Sunday night that she See > SHOOTINGS, A7 BUSINESS LOCAL NEWS Index EDITORIALS A13 Classified ads 2009 Seattle Times Co. Listings do not appear in print 60% of our newsprint contains Small firm’s in-flight Palin book stop draws ASK AMY NWMONDAY B9 LOCAL NEWS NWMONDAY B1 recycled fiber, and inks are reused. Wi-Fi takes off > A13 2,300 in Richland > B1 BUSINESS A13-14 LOTTERY A2 today. Find them online every day CLOSE-UP A3 SPORTS ON TV, RADIO SPORTS C2 at www.nwsource.com/classifieds EDITORIAL LOCAL NEWS COMICS, PUZZLES NWMONDAY B7-9 WEATHER NWMONDAY B10 Comcast-NBC merger Hwy. 9 accident near CROSSWORDS NWMONDAY B8 YOUR MONDAY NWMONDAY B5 MON should be no-no > A15 Marysville kills 4 > B4 DEATHS, FUNERALS NWMONDAY B2 7 59423 21000 7 b 3 ROP