By Diana Hefley Herald Writer
EVERETT — An Everett blind rapper who released a single taunting police to catch him is back behind bars.
Everett cops say Wayne Frisby, aka Mac Wayne, was in possession of a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol early Saturday morning in downtown. The convicted felon is banned from having any guns.
An officer spotted Frisby around 3 a.m. in the 2200 block of Hoyt Avenue. He had a backpack at his feet, the officer wrote in an affidavit filed Monday in Everett District Court.
The officer recognized Frisby and determined that he had a warrant for his arrest from a drug charge. Frisby failed to show up for a June court hearing.
Frisby was arrested but denied that the backpack was his.
“The backpack was just sitting there at almost 3 o’clock in the morning so the officer impounded it as found property and searched it to do an inventory,” Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.
Inside was a loaded pistol and ammunition. The other items inside spelled bad news for Frisby. The officer found Polo brand socks which matched the socks Frisby was wearing. There also was a charger that matched the Remington brand beard trimmer that was found in Frisby’s pocket. A Samsung flip phone in the backpack also was the same kind of phone Frisby had in his pocket.
The officer had probable cause to believe the backpack belonged to Frisby, Snell said.
Frisby made a brief appearance Monday in Everett District Court. Judge Tam Bui set bail at $22,000.
Frisby was sentenced last year to a short jail stay for a drug conviction. He was found with heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine while being booked into the Snohomish County Jail in connection with a bizarre reported robbery in Marysville.
Ultimately Frisby beat the robbery charge after the alleged victim recanted her story. She had told police that Frisby chopped off a chunk of her hair and stole her car keys. Prosecutors were forced to drop the charge after she changed her story.
Frisby was on the run for weeks after being charged with robbery. Someone claiming to be him called The Herald and denied robbing anyone.
While on the lam Frisby released a new single challenging the cops to find him. The Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force caught up with Frisby in a motel in Oakland, California.
Frisby describes himself as “the undisputed Ray Charles of rap, 100 percent blind and 100 percent raw.” The rapper advertises that “a gunshot to the head took his sight and in the same instant gave him the ability to see whole songs in his mind.”
He’s released videos that include cameo appearances by a Snohomish County Superior Court judge and a public defender.
Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463, firstname.lastname@example.org.