Editor's Note: The following information is from the King County Prosecutor's Office.
Repeat burglar Maxfield Dare was sentenced August 24 to an exceptional sentence of ten years in prison on a variety of charges in connection with a crime spree in North Seattle.
Dare, 18, pleaded guilty in June to four counts of Residential Burglary (with Occupied Dwelling Aggravators), and two counts each of Motor Vehicle Theft and Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree.
He also pleaded to Theft First Degree and Assault Fourth Degree for a robbery in the U-District in March.
Dare burglarized homes late at night while residents were sleeping. He would steal cash, electronics, ATM and credit cards, and sometimes victims’ cars.
Prosecutors sought a sentence of 11 years in prison. The standard range was five to seven years. Dare also amassed 15 convictions as a juvenile offender, but was not incarcerated for any significant length of time because of the state’s juvenile sentencing laws.
The case was handled by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mafe Rajul.