Federal Way man pleads guilty to hate crime charge

SEATTLE — A Federal Way man accused of yelling racial slurs while beating a Sikh man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal hate crime.

Forty-nine-year-old Jamie Larson was arrested last October after a witness called 911 to report the beating of a 50-year-old Indian man who transported Larson in his cab.

The attack happened after police called a cab to pick up Larson because he was too intoxicated to drive or walk.

Court documents show the victim was injured on his back, shoulder and kidney. He was hospitalized for more than a week and has undergone lengthy physical therapy.

The hate crime charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled in U.S. District Court on Nov. 5.

More in Local News

Mukilteo crabber missing; his boat was found at Hat Island

Frank Urbick set out Thursday morning but did not return.

Police looking for leads in case of missing Snohomish man

Henry John Groeneveld, 63, was last seen on Monday, when he said something about going to “the river.”

Separate Everett fires send man to hospital, damage boat

The man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation from the early morning fire.

Police: He made an appointment, then tried to rob the bank

A lawyer is accused of donning a fake beard and telling a teller that a gunman was outside.

Drive-by shooting reported in Marysville neighborhood

Police said there was no evidence to indicate it was targeted at a specific person or property.

Celebrating the origins of Christmas

LDS church holds annual nativity festival featuring more than 600 sets.

Trooper’s car struck when he was arresting man for DUI

She drove away but was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Most Read