Man sentenced to 26.5 years in prison in connection with Marysville armed robbery

MARYSVILLE — On Feb. 11, 26-year-old Snohomish County resident, David Tieken pled guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court to one count each of assault in the first degree and robbery in the first degree. He was arrested in early January following an armed robbery that occurred in Marysville in which a 22-year-old Marysville man was shot twice after being robbed of drugs, money and electronics equipment.

On Feb. 24 Tieken was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 318 months for his part in the crime.  Originally agreeing to plead guilty with a recommended sentence of 275 months, Tieken became disruptive and threatening in the courtroom during sentencing ultimately resulting in his restraint by courtroom Corrections Officers.  As a result, Superior Court Judge Michael Downes imposed the maximum sentence allowed per the plea agreement.  Additionally, Tieken was found in contempt of court by Judge Downes following his outburst during which he called the judge profane names and stated he should have shot the detective who investigated the case. He is currently being held at the Snohomish County Jail pending a court hearing on the contempt of court charge.

On Dec. 30, 2010, at about 2:10 p.m., Marysville Police officers responded to a 911 call from the shooting victim who reported he had been pistol whipped and robbed.  Ultimately officers were able to determine the victim had actually been shot twice; in the ear and back of the neck.  A .357 magnum revolver was used in the shooting.

Detectives were able to develop suspect information that led to the arrest of Tieken along with a male and female accomplice.  The female suspect, also Tieken’s girlfriend, drove the getaway vehicle.
On Feb. 10 the female suspect pled guilty in Superior Court to one count of Robbery in the first degree and is awaiting sentencing.

The arrest and conviction of David Tieken was the result of a cooperative effort between the Marysville Police Department, Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office, Snohomish County Regional Drug Task Force, the Redmond Police Department and the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.

“The end result of excellent investigative work and multi-agency collaboration is a violent offender has been taken off the streets for a very long time,” stated Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith.

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