On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, a judge found probable cause against 51-year old Lee Skelly, the van driver who rammed into the Ross Dress for Less in Burien Monday night, injuring 11 people.

Skelly was charged for multiple counts of Vehicular Assault.

Bond has not been addressed as he waived his first court appearance on Wednesday.

KOMO News says that, in 2012, prosecutors said Skelly stole $200,000 worth of copper wiring over a nine month period. KOMO says he reportedly crawled into maintenance hatches in the tunnels below Sound Transit light rail tracks, then removed 55,000 pounds of copper wiring. Skelly was convicted of the theft in 2014 and got a 45-day sentence for his part.

He will have a second appearance on Thursday, Dec. 19, along with a bond hearing, at 2:45 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center.

Skelly remains in custody, and the case remains open and active.

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