Suspended Washington WR Stringfellow charged in assault case
SEATTLE — Suspended Washington wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious mischief after two incidents in February, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.
Stringfellow is scheduled to be arraigned in King County District Court on April 16. All three charges are gross misdemeanors in the state of Washington, punishable by at least 90 days but less than one year in jail and fines of up to $5,000.
Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to charge suspended Washington QB Cyler Miles, who was with Stringfellow.
The incidents happened on the night of Feb. 2 when parties broke out around Seattle following the Seahawks’ victory over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Charging papers said Stringfellow and Miles were both walking near the University of Washington campus following the game wearing Denver Broncos gear and that contributed to what happened.
According to charging papers, Stringfellow began fighting with a man who took a Broncos hat from him. After they were separated, Stringfellow noticed a woman had been snapping photos of the altercation. Stringfellow attempted to take the camera from her. She was hit in the head and fainted, and Stringfellow threw the camera lens in the direction of a nearby fire, the documents said.
Less than an hour later, Stringfellow got into a fight with another man, according to charging papers. Stringfellow struck the man at least twice and chased him, the documents said.
Miles was with Stringfellow, but prosecutors couldn’t determine whether Miles had struck the man.
Stringfellow has been suspended indefinitely by Washington coach Chris Petersen since the incident. The school said Thursday there is no change in his status. It was unknown who was representing Stringfellow.