Suspects charged in stabbing attack at Glen Avenue Campus
SNOHOMISH - The couple suspected of randomly attacking two men at the former Freshman Campus in July have been charged in Snohomish County Superior Court.
Rachel Patterson, 27, and Tristan Smith, 28, were charged with first- and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon on Friday, Aug. 16 for the attack that sent both victims to the hospital.
Patterson and Smith, both Snohomish residents, came upon three brothers playing Frisbee at the Glen Avenue Campus on the night of July 23 wielding what the victims described as a Rambo-style knife, a metal police baton and a tire iron, according to court documents.
Two of the brothers, both in their 20s, were badly injured while the youngest brother, 13, managed to get away. Both men were stabbed and slashed several times and one suffered a collapsed lung.
One of the brothers spent several days in the hospital recovering from stab wounds to his chest, according to court documents.
Smith has a criminal record in King County, including a felony conviction for first-degree theft.
Snohomish Police Chief John Flood said the brothers told police they didn’t know why they were attacked. During the incident, the attackers reportedly yelled statements such as: “This is what you get for jumping someone.” According to the brothers, there was no previous incident of anyone being “jumped.”
On the night of the attack, police obtained a search warrant for the couple’s apartment and vehicle. During the search, officers found blood stains in several locations, bloody knives matching the victims’ descriptions, an expandable metal baton and a tire iron.
Patterson reportedly admitted to officers that she was with Smith the night of the attack but denied participation in the incident.
The two suspects have a shared residence and had been involved in a domestic dispute the night of the stabbing just before the attack occurred.
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