Sedro Woolley Police Department News Release: Update on Assault of Sedro Woolley Man

Sedro Woolley, WA – The Sedro Woolley Police Department has released additional information about the assault of a Sedro Woolley man. Randy Sutton, a well-known homeless man in the downtown Sedro Woolley area, is currently hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

On May 27, 2018, Sedro Woolley Officers were dispatched to reports of an assault in the area of Metcalf Street and State Street. A male victim was seen being assaulted and that victim (Randy) was laying in the street. Staff from the Sedro Woolley Fire Department, Med 1, and the SWPD contacted the victim, who denied being assaulted and refused medical treatment.

On May 28, 2018, a SWPD Officer on patrol located the victim in an alley south of the of 300 block of State Street. The victim was found to be unresponsive and was transported to Skagit Valley Hospital. The victim was later sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for further treatment.

Since that time, Detectives have been investigating the assault. This has included locating multiple videos of the entire incident and interviewing witnesses. Detectives have located a vehicle related to the incident and have identified all parties involved.

At this time, the case remains under investigation as the treatment of the victim continues. The Sedro Woolley Police Department is unable to release further information on this case at this time, pending charges related to the assault. The SWPD stated in their news release that they “Will continue to seek justice for the victim of this assault. We greatly appreciate the community support for SWPD, and more importantly support of the victim and his family.”

Here is a link to the GoFundMe page that has been set up for Randy. You can also view updates on his condition by viewing the GoFundMe page.


    Via Rachel Sutton, Randy’s daughter:
    “Today [05/29/18] is my dad’s 57th Birthday. Instead of celebrating it with his favorite Homemade German Chocolate cake and ice cream, we are in the ICU where he is fighting for his life, one breath at a time. All I know is I want my dad to be ok and I want to know who did this and why…!?!?! I will do whatever it takes to get justice for my dad. God willing he will survive and make a full recovery and we will find the person who did this…
    #HappyBirthday 😔🙏💙”

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