WMW viewers identify suspects in Mariners baseball game brawl

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baseballbrawlsuspectsFUGITIVE CAPTURED May 24, 2013 —
Thanks to tips from Washington’s Most Wanted viewers to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, a suspect has been identified from surveillance video and arrested in the brutal attack on a man at a Mariners game on Military Appreciation Day.

Prosecutors say Richard ‘Ritchie’ Shaver was arrested, and faces assault charges. Shaver appeared in King County court Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutors say a decision on whether to file charges will come at a later date.

In probable cause documents, King County Sheriff’s Det. Cary Coblantz writes, “Shaver intentionally and viciously assaulted the victim by punching him in the face at least twice and possible more causing five fractures and crushing his orbital socket.” Det. Coblantz says a verbal fight between several groups in Pen bar area of Safeco Field turned physical when Shaver — who is 6’2” and 280 pounds — caved in the victim’s face with his fist.

Det. Coblantz says WMW viewers first identified the man in the Raiders jacket with Shaver, and that in turn led him to Shaver, who turned himself in after being contacted by Det. Coblantz.

A Judge set bail for the 51 year old at $10,000 and scheduled a second appearance for May 29th.

FUGITIVES WANTED IN KING COUNTY May 17, 2013 — A fight at a Mariners game left a man with a badly fractured face, and detectives said it was over ‘dibs’ at a table.

The victim had multiple surgeries, and investigators need the public’s help to identify the two suspects who sent him to the hospital.

The fight happened at ‘The Pen’ in at Safeco Field on Military Appreciation Day. That’s an area where people go to drink and watch the game.

“I’ve heard different versions of it, that there was some argument over a table, who was going to have a table, a beer was thrown,” said Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office. “But either way, there’s no excuse for literally beating somebody to the point where their face is multiply fractured over a table or anything else,” she added.

Investigators said the main suspect, who is wanted for felony assault, is in his 40s. He wore a shiny dark blue ‘Under Armor’ brand sweatshirt, tan shorts, and black sneakers.

The second suspect is thinner, and appears to be in his late 30s to early 40s. He wore a black satin Raiders jacket. Detectives said he was the “mouthy” one.

Detectives hope someone took video or pictures of the fight, and want to hear from anyone who did.

“We’ve received a couple tips that one or both of these individuals may be connected to the City of Everett, and/or they may have ties to women’s softball. Specifically, college level softball,” West said. “So we’re hoping that someone will recognize them and pick up the phone and call us.”

If you can tell King County detectives who either guy is, Crime Stoppers will pay you cash when they’re arrested.

You can call an anonymous tip into:

CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.