Seattle man guilty in Marysville home invasion robbery

EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury only needed two hours Friday to convict a Seattle man for his part in a 2011 home invasion robbery in Marysville.

The two-week trial of Ronald Richard Brown, 48, ended in guilty verdicts on all seven felony charges. Jurors also found that Brown was armed with a deadly weapon during the commission of the crimes, which included kidnapping and robbery. Brown faces 35 years in prison just for the use of a gun during the home invasion. He’s looking at decades more for the underlying convictions. Brown is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

Prosecutors alleged that Brown, whose nickname is “Mountain,” led a home invasion robbery to retaliate against two men who ripped off a drug dealer working for him earlier in the day.

A Marysville couple was held at gunpoint as a heavily armed crew attempted to track down the two men at the couple’s home. The invasion came to an abrupt end after someone in the crew mistook one of their own for a rival and fired a shotgun.

Patrick Buckmaster, 30, was shot in the head after he walked into the house wearing a hockey mask. His body was discovered later in a shallow grave in east Snohomish County.

Nearly a dozen men were implicated in the robberies. Two men, including the alleged shooter, are scheduled to go to trial in June. The rest have pleaded guilty or been convicted at trials.

More in Local News

Army nurse from Everett has vivid memories of ‘forgotten war’

Barbara Jean Nichols, 95, served near the front lines in Korea and Vietnam, and in Germany.

In county overdose crisis, nasal spray has saved 100 lives

About 900 local law enforcement officers have been trained to use naloxone to revive opioid users.

Second former student files abuse claim against teacher

The woman says Cascade High School’s Craig Verver had sexual contact with her on campus.

Man arrested after allegedly threatening people near EvCC

The community college was briefly on lockdown Thursday morning.

Edmonds to add bike lanes in two areas

Crews will begin the first phase of work Thursday and Friday, weather permitting.

Woman fatally shot at home near Everett

Another woman and three children, who were also in the home, were not injured.

Woman injured after losing control of her pickup

A 50-year-old woman was injured Tuesday after her pickup lost… Continue reading

Freshwater invertebrates found in local water bodies

Bryozoans are tiny invertebrates that live in jelly-like masses, and their presence is a good thing.

Front Porch

EVENTS Sk8 Fest returns to Arlington The Centennial Sk8 Festival celebrating longboards… Continue reading

Most Read