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Second marijuana Maple Valley robber sentenced to prison | U.S. District Court
A second defendant who was shot while fleeing from the robbery of a marijuana distributor was sentenced today in U.S. District court in Seattle to 12 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Ferdinand Clay, 32, of Seattle and Melvin Charles Slaughter, 31, tied up and robbed Maple Valley marijuana dealer Jason Loken on Aug. 13, 2013. The two men stole guns and marijuana from Loken; Loken had been restrained but was able to free himself. He raced out of the house with a gun he had hidden under his mattress, and fired multiple shots at the fleeing robbers.
Clay was shot in the face, neck and hip but recovered from his wounds. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik also imposed 3 years of supervised release.