Another person charged in fatal melee

Herald staff

A fifth person was charged Friday with a felony in connection with the May 30 melee in south Everett that led to the shooting deaths of two young men.

Anthony Lewis Bovan, 21, of Everett, was charged with one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors alleged that Bovan, who came to watch what started as a planned fistfight, grabbed a pistol from another man’s waistband and "fired several shots either into the air or at other witnesses to the fistfight," according to charging papers.

It was illegal for Bovan to have a gun in his possession because of a previous conviction of residential burglary, said Jim Townsend, chief criminal deputy prosecutor.

Bovan and four others all are accused of various crimes related to the deaths of Jason Thompson and Jesse Stoner, both 18, who had been riding in the back seat of a car leaving the melee scene.

The incident happened outside the home of Dale B. Cramm, 44. His son, Dennis J. Cramm, 17, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly fetching a semiautomatic rifle from the house and repeatedly firing it at the car carrying Thompson and Stoner.

Dale Cramm is charged with three drug-related felonies, plus charges of tampering with witnesses and evidence.

John Michael Jauregui, 24, a former housemate of the Cramms, also is charged with rioting after witnesses reported he was carrying two handguns in the waistband of his pants while the younger Cramm fought a south Snohomish County boy.

The fifth defendant, Christopher W. Dinsmore, 20, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He’s another former housemate of the Cramms.

Bovan is the only one charged who was not connected with the Cramms.

According to the charging papers, Bovan went to watch the fistfight between a friend and Dennis Cramm. Witnesses said Bovan grabbed the pistol from Jauregui’s waistband and fired the shots, Townsend said.

A witness identified Bovan as a person who ran through the yard carrying a pistol, papers said. After Bovan fired the gun, Dennis Cramm got the semiautomatic rifle from the house and fired the fatal shots into the departing car carrying Stoner and Thompson, Townsend alleged.

The prosecutor said Bovan has two previous felony convictions, including the 1999 residential burglary and eluding a police vehicle.

According to Townsend, the burglary occurred at Bovan’s ex-girlfriend’s residence, and she reported the defendant has repeatedly harassed and assaulted her.

Townsend is seeking $25,000 bail for Bovan, who is being held in the Snohomish County Jail.

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