Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident


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Monday night (July 23) at around 9 p.m., a 62-year old suspect from Burien turned himself in to Burien Police in connection with Saturday’s assault of Mayor Jimmy Matta.

He was arrested and subsequently released pending the investigation outcome.

Charges are expected to be forwarded to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, recommending malicious harassment charges – a class C felony. The penalty for such a crime could be up to 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

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