Homeless man brutally attacked stranger in Seattle, prosecutors say

SEATTLE — A Seattle man who lists a homeless shelter as his address was charged on Thursday in King County Superior Court with second-degree assault.

In charging documents, prosecutors said Jason Jerome Lott, 39, brutally attacked a stranger in the lobby of his Seattle apartment building on Jan. 29.

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“The attack was so vicious that the victim had to have surgery for a fractured trachea,” prosecutors said.

Police said video surveillance from inside the building showed Lott attacking the victim.

Lott was booked into the King County Jail on Feb. 5 where he remains in lieu of $200,000 bail. His arraignment, where he will enter a plea, is expected later this month.

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In their bail request, prosecutors expressed concerns that Lott is a flight risk and said he has no ties to the Seattle community.

Lott’s criminal history includes prior convictions in Texas for theft, possession of a controlled substance and burglary of a vehicle, among others, according to charging documents.

Prosecutors also said it appears Lott is wanted in Texas.