Federal marshals arrest Thurston County stabbing suspect

Staff writerDecember 18, 2013 

U.S. Marshals in Tacoma arrested a man Wednesday who is charged in Thurston County with repeatedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a residence on Nisqually Cutoff Road on Nov. 29.

Shawn Foley, 56, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

During the Nov. 29 incident that occurred in the 300 block of Nisqually Cutoff Road Southeast, there was a domestic violence protection order in place that prohibited Foley from having any contact with the 41-year-old woman.

Foley is accused of repeatedly stabbing her in the face, back and arms. He also is accused of hitting the woman's roommate with a metal flashlight, breaking her wrist, when the roommate, a 65-year-old woman, tried to come to the ex-girlfriend's aid.

U.S. Marshals in the Tacoma area took Foley into custody Wednesday without incident. Foley, who is described in a Thurston County Sheriff's news release as a "violent felon," also had an outstanding state Department of Corrections warrant for his arrest.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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