A Seattle couple is facing felony charges after crimes allegedly committed in Seattle, White Center and Federal Way. They are also suspects in a number of other cases being investigated by Seattle police, according to prosecutors.
A Seattle couple was charged with a variety of felonies this week after an alleged nine-day string of crimes that ended with their arrests Saturday in Federal Way, where they are accused of stealing a woman’s car after firing shots at her.
Marcy Goodnow, 26, and Shane Atonio, 24, have been charged in two cases — a Seattle burglary March 25 and last week’s incident in Federal Way — and Goodnow also has been charged in connection with a shooting in White Center on March 31, court records show.
The two also are suspects in several other crimes being investigated by Seattle police, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Dana Cashman wrote in charging documents.
Goodnow, who was convicted of second-degree assault for slashing a man’s face with a razor blade in 2012, is being held in the King County Jail without bail on a Department of Corrections hold for violating conditions of her community supervision, according to court and jail records. Bail on her other charges is set at a combined $1.25 million.
Most Read Stories
- Route 7 is one of Metro Transit’s most challenging bus lines, and driver Nathan Vass loves it VIEW
- WSU College Republicans leader steps down after being exposed as white-nationalist protester
- Bill Gates makes largest donation of Microsoft stock since 2000 with $4.6 billion gift
- Sorrow at the Space Needle: Dinner at one of Seattle’s most expensive restaurants VIEW
- Seattle rental applicants' criminal histories virtually off-limits under new law
Atonio, who also has prior felony convictions, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail on burglary, assault and firearms charges, the records say.
Goodnow and Atonio each are charged with first-degree burglary, accused of climbing through a basement window of a Seattle home just south of Interstate 90 on March 25, hitting an occupant over the head with a beer bottle, then stealing the man’s cellphone, cash and wallet, charging papers say. They also demanded the man’s personal identification number (PIN) for his debit card and stole a case of beer before fleeing, according to the charges.
Six days later, a man was walking out of a convenience store in White Center with $18 cash in one hand and a can of beer in the other when he was confronted by Goodnow, according to charging documents. She demanded the man hand over the money and beer, and when he said no she pointed a gun at him, which he swatted away with his hand, say the charges.
Goodnow told the man she wasn’t kidding about shooting him and when he still refused to give her his cash and beverage, she counted to three and shot him in the leg before she and her male accomplice ran off, say the charges.
She has since been charged with first-degree assault and attempted first-degree robbery in that case.
Charging papers also give this description of an incident about 3 a.m. April 2:
A woman was seated in her car at a gas station on Pacific Highway South in Federal Way when she yelled at another driver — who turned out to be Goodnow — to slow down as the car sped through the parking lot.
The couple “reacted violently” and Atonio approached the woman’s car, jumped up and kicked in the driver’s side window. After the couple took off in their sedan, the woman followed them to a nearby apartment complex to get their license-plate number.
By the time the woman pulled into the lot, Atonio and Goodnow were outside of their parked vehicle, a Toyota Camry.
“Atonio pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the victim, narrowly missing her.”
Fearing for her life, the woman drove away, pulling into the parking lot of a tavern on Pacific Highway South and South 272nd Street, less than a quarter-mile from the apartment complex.
The woman, still seated in her car, was on the phone with a family member when she noticed the same couple approaching — and the male was waving his gun around in a threatening manner.
The woman ran into the tavern to call 911, leaving her car keys in the ignition — and saw the couple get into her car and drive away.
Officers conducting an area check caught up with the two suspects at the apartment complex, where one of the officers remembered seeing a Seattle police bulletin that described the couple’s car and a script tattoo on Atonio’s neck.
Police say both admitted to stealing the woman’s car, which was found abandoned a short distance away.
After the couple were taken into custody, police found heroin during a body search of Goodnow.
Atonio has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle. Goodnow was charged with a felony drug charge and second-degree taking of a motor vehicle without permission.
Additionally, charging papers say a Kel Tec 9-mm handgun found in the Camry was later matched to casings left at the White Center shooting scene.