Blind rapper must come up with cash

EVERETT — Any plans an Everett rapper had to get out of jail may have hit a snafu Monday after a prosecutor convinced a judge that the man should come up with some cold, hard cash before he can walk.

Authorities heard that Wayne Frisby, aka Mac Wayne, was wheeling and dealing behind bars to get an Everett bail bond company to give him a no-money-down bail bond. Police were told he was planning to flee once he was released, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Chris Dickinson wrote in court papers.

Frisby was on the lam for weeks in connection with a bizarre robbery in Marysville.

While evading capture, he was using his time on the run to drum up some publicity for his aspiring rap career.

Someone claiming to be Mac Wayne called The Herald last month, proclaiming his innocence but also confirming he was dodging police. Then the blind rapper released a new single, challenging cops to catch him.

Someone claiming to be from the record company said proceeds from the single would pay for Frisby’s lawyer.

Mac Wayne was picked up Thursday at a Budget Motel, near Oakland, Calif.

As of Monday afternoon, he remained jailed in California on the $250,000 arrest warrant out of Snohomish County. The defendant is expected to have a hearing later this week to determine if he is going to fight being sent back to Everett to face the robbery charge.

Dickinson explained on Monday that a lot of money and effort went in to hooking Frisby.

“He’s expressed a willingness to be on the run,” the deputy prosecutor said.

Dickinson asked that Frisby be required to post no less than $25,000 in cash or other sureties before a bail company can write the bond. There are some companies that don’t require any cash up front even though for years the practice was to require 10 percent in cash.

“If he bails out before his first court appearance, there’s a significant chance we’ll be looking for him again and starting from scratch,” Dickinson said.

Superior Court Judge Marybeth Dingledy agreed that Frisby posed a flight risk.

Prosecutors have accused Frisby, 28, of robbing a woman of her car keys. They also allege that he cut off a handful of her hair and threatened to stab her if she didn’t comply with his demands.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.

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