Bailey-Boushay House vandal takes plea deal

Man accepts guilt for smashing windows, computers, assaulting staff at emergency shelter

Bailey-Boushay House vandal takes plea deal

Bailey-Boushay House vandal takes plea deal

A man charged with vandalizing Bailey-Boushay House and assaulting staff in March after being asked to leave its emergency shelter has pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges.

William M. McMillian, 33, was asked to leave the emergency shelter on March 19, after he allegedly made sexual advances on another man staying there.

McMillian pushed past a security officer to regain entry to the facility and then pushed over a podium with a computer on top when staff attempted to block him from approaching other clients. He punched a security guard in the face, breaking his glasses, and then punched and kicked another staff member, according to police records.

Once outside Bailey-Boushay House, McMillian broke eight windows using rocks, his feet and a newspaper box, according to police records, reaching into the offices on the other side and breaking computer monitors and a CPU unit.

McMillian then went back into the facility, where he smashed a front-desk computer and broke a water cooler before picking up a small table and throwing it through a backdoor window.

He was arrested near 28th Avenue and East Madison Street, and the King County Prosecutor’s Office initially charged him with first-degree malicious mischief and two counts of fourth-degree assault. He pleaded not guilty to those charges on April 4.

The prosecutor’s office amended the charges to second-degree malicious mischief and two counts of fourth-degree assault, and McMillian pleaded guilty on April 15.

Under a plea agreement, the prosecutor’s office will recommend a sentencing of two months in jail for the malicious mischief charge and McMillian will pay restitution for the damages, which were estimated between $10,000 and $20,000. The prosecutor’s office will also recommend he serve 60 days for each count of fourth-degree assault concurrently with his felony sentence.

Using past convictions to come up with an offender score, the sentencing range would be 2-6 months, according to court documents. Offenses used to tally the score include vandalism, theft and battery convictions outside the state of Washington.

McMillian is set for sentencing on April 26.