EVERETT — The mistake: allegedly including his girlfriend’s name and phone number on the back of a hold-up note he passed to a bank teller.
The 34-year-old man passed the note to an Everett bank teller on Friday and escaped after the successful robbery, police said. But he was tracked down by Everett police two days later, and on Wednesday the 12-time convicted felon was charged with second-degree robbery.
The man had just gotten out of prison on Christmas Eve. He also is under investigation for other crimes, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Mark Roe said in court papers.
"Rehabilitation efforts have apparently fallen a tad short," the prosecutor wrote.
The man has prior convictions for burglary, auto theft, drug possession and assault.
"His latest crime burst was brief and bumbling, but intense, and his victims were terrified," Roe said.
Man killed: A 47-year-old Everett man was killed Tuesday night when two vehicles collided on Highway 530 two miles east of Arlington, the Washington State Patrol reported.
James W. Cole was dead at the scene of the 8:15 p.m. accident. He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.
Cole was driving a station wagon westbound on the highway when his vehicle collided with a pickup in the westbound lane. The driver of the pickup, Jacqueline M. Willis, 54, of Arlington, was treated at Providence Everett Medical Center’s Colby Campus and released, hospital officials said.
Troopers said Willis was wearing a seat belt.
From Herald staff reports