Seattle man charged with assault, accused of pushing girlfriend onto SR 900
By DEAN RADFORD
Renton Reporter Editor
November 13, 2012 · Updated 4:02 PM
A Seattle man has been charged with first-degree assault, accused by prosecutors of pushing his girlfriend onto Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oct. 29, where she was hit by an SUV.
The arraignment for 44-year-old Fredrick Londale Colvin is at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. He's being held in the county jail in downtown Seattle on $1 million bail.
Colvin was charged with first-degree assault – domestic violence and reckless endangerment.
Prosecutors wrote in charging documents that the high bail is appropriate because Colvin is a flight risk and a danger to the victim.
The victim, a 44-year-old Seattle woman, was critically injured when she was hit by an SUV. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle; she has asked that the hospital not release her condition.
Colvin fled the scene while passersby helped the victim, according to charging documents. He was arrested on Nov. 2
The speed limit is 50 mph where the incident occurred on Martin Luther King Jr Way (also State Route 900) just east of South 129th Street. There was a light rain and it was dark at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, as Colvin and his girlfriend walked on the eastbound lane of the highway, arguing.
Charging documents describe how a witness saw Colvin use two hands to push the victim onto SR 900, where she was hit and run over by a Toyota 4Runner. The witness, who had narrowly missed the woman himself, told investigators that when he ran back to help the woman, he saw Colvin collecting her belongings. Colvin then fled and the witness gathered up the possessions.
Investigators interviewed the victim at Harborview on Oct. 31, who called Colvin her boyfriend. She gave them information about his background. She told them she was pregnant and Colvin was the father.
Investigators learned that Colvin would often stay at a house in Skyway not far from where the incident occurred. A state patrol detective spotted him near the house on Nov. 2, but Colvin was able to get a ride and left, according to charging documents.
The car was followed to south Seattle, where Colvin was arrested. He told investigators that he was playing when he pretended to push the victim, who reacted by falling back into the highway. He told investigators he tried to catch her.
According to charging documents, Colvin has criminal history in Arkansas, including robbery and drug-related convictions.Contact Renton Reporter Editor Dean Radford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-425-255-3484 (ext 5050).