Woman says family friend beat her, stole her car in Everett

EVERETT — An Everett man has been charged with robbery for stealing a family friend’s vehicle late last month.

The victim reported that the man beat her and pulled her from her Chevrolet Trailblazer outside the Safeway on Broadway. He reportedly was armed with a knife.

“The defendant is 24 years old, 6’-0” tall, and weighs 200 pounds. (The victim) is 52 years old, 5’3” tall and weighs 130 pounds,” Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Matt Hunter wrote in court papers.

Donavan Woodsman-Larson was arrested the next day in southern Oregon. He was being held there for investigation of theft, escape and resisting arrest. A judge here signed a $250,000 warrant for him.

The Everett incident happened around 4:25 a.m. July 22. The victim, a friend of Woodsman-Larson’s late grandmother, was in her vehicle during a break from work. The defendant knocked on her passenger door window.

She “did not hesitate to unlock her vehicle doors and then let the defendant into her front passenger seat,” Hunter wrote in charging papers.

The pair chatted. Woodsman-Larson told the woman he planned to go to Texas. They walked across the street to buy cigarettes and returned to the vehicle to smoke and talk.

Abruptly, Woodsman-Larson asked the woman for sex, Hunter wrote. The woman, shocked, refused the man’s advances. She told police she considered herself an unofficial aunt to the man and his brother.

Woodsman-Larson allegedly grabbed the keys and demanded the woman get out of her vehicle. She refused, and they struggled over the keys.

When the woman threatened to call police, Woodsman-Larson reportedly grabbed her phone and threw it out the window. The pair continued to grapple over the keys. The woman noticed a knife in the man’s hands.

He hauled off and punched the woman right between the eyes, breaking her glasses, according to police reports. Despite the punch, the woman managed to wrestle away her keys and the knife. She yelled and honked her horn to draw attention.

The defendant jumped out the vehicle and started pulling the woman out. He repeatedly punched her and forced her out of the Trailblazer, Hunter wrote. He then allegedly knocked her to the ground, grabbed the keys from her hands and clobbered her in the face several more times.

He jumped in the driver’s seat. The woman tried to get back in and opened the passenger door. Before she could climb inside the defendant pulled the door closed, striking the woman in the head, according to court papers.

“The defendant then started the Trailblazer and calmly drove away,” Hunter wrote.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.

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