Hostage taker at Target held on $100,000 bail on kidnapping charge
On Wednesday Jan 26 the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed a felony case of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree against Timothy A. Clemans and requested that a judge hold him in jail on $100,000 bail. Mr. Clemans is the man accused of trying to take people hostage at knifepoint last Friday at the West Seattle Target store.
A week prior to this incident at Target, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that he is a danger to the community and asked a judge to hold him in jail on $10,000 bail. Mr. Clemans was released by a judge on his personal recognizance.
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed every felony case against Mr. Clemans that has been referred to them by police.
Casey McNerthney speaking on behalf of the Prosecuting Attorney's office said, "In other words, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed every case that’s been referred to us by police when Mr. Clemans is able to stand trial. It is clear that two things are true: 1) Mr. Clemans needs help and 2) our office also cannot, and has not, ignored the felony-level crimes he’s accused of."
Mr. Clemans has multiple cases that were handled by separate city attorney’s offices. For example, Seattle misdemeanor cases he had were handled by the Seattle City Attorney’s Office when Pete Holmes was in that position. That’s separate from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
His arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 in room E1201A of the King County Courthouse.