SEATTLE - Authorities have charged four people with aiding the man accused of killing four Washington State Police officers and plan on charging two more in what investigators call a network of friends and relatives that helped Maurice Clemmons avoid capture.
Rickey Hinton, 47, pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment to three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frederick Flemming ordered him held on $2 million bail.
Court documents accuse Hinton, Clemmons’s half brother, of lying to police Sunday when they stopped him for questioning near the property owned by Clemmons where Hinton lived. Police say Hinton said he hadn’t heard from Clemmons and didn’t know where he was. He also denied any knowledge of the shooting, which happened in Tacoma, court records said.
Clemmons was shot to death early Tuesday by a Seattle police officer after a two-day manhunt.
Darcus Allen, 38, pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail Wednesday after being charged with being a fugitive.
Allen is accused of helping Clemmons flee the Parkland coffeehouse Sunday morning after he allegedly shot to death four Lakewood police officers.
Prosecutors warned they might charge Allen, who did time with Clemmons in prison, with being an accomplice to aggravated first-degree murder.