Sixth defendant arraigned in Parkland homicide | Pierce County Prosecutor

TACOMA, WA –On June 7 Dakota Collins, 16, was arraigned on a charge of Murder in the First Degree. The court set bail in the amount of $1,000,000. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist filed charges on May 31, 2016 against seven defendants in the murder of Lorenzo Parks.

TACOMA, WA – On June 7 Dakota Collins, 16, was arraigned on a charge of Murder in the First Degree. The court set bail in the amount of $1 million Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist filed charges on May 31, 2016 against seven defendants in the murder of Lorenzo Parks.

“We have six in custody with one to go,” said Prosecutor Lindquist. “Anyone with information on the seventh defendant, James Mapp, should contact law enforcement or Crime Stoppers.”

On May 18, 2016, Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in the area near Pacific Avenue and S. 127th Street in Parkland. Upon arrival, deputies found Lorenzo Parks lying on the ground in front of an auto parts store in a pool of blood, deceased.

A witness reported seeing a group of young people “harassing” Lorenzo Parks. During the altercation, one of the defendants pointed a gun at Parks. That gunman is believed to be Collins, who was arraigned today. Several photos of the group were posted to social media that night, one of which shows Collins with the handle of a pistol in his pants. The group asked Parks to give them everything in his pockets. Parks turned out his pockets, showing that he had nothing. At some point during the interaction, Collins fired. Lorenzo Parks died from the gunshot wound. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Collins early in the morning on June 6, 2016 at a hotel on Hosmer Street in Tacoma.

Six of the seven defendants charged in the shooting of Lorenzo Parks are now in custody. Lonnie Brantley, Jr., 19, and Jamar Jones, 20, were arraigned on May 31, 2016 and held on bail of $500,000. Khiry Baylis, 16; Dasjon Robinson, 16; and Rasjon Robinson, 16, were arrested later and arraigned on June 3, 2016. They are each held on bail of $1 million. One of the defendants, James Mapp, 16, remains at large. If you have any information as to his whereabouts, please contact law enforcement or Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest of James Mapp.

Because of the seriousness of the charges, the defendants will be prosecuted as adults per Washington State law. Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.



Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in News

Flaming Geyser is one of the several state parks in proximity to the Plateau that you can visit for free on Jan. 1 and 18. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks
Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The first free days are Jan. 1 and 18.

After a relatively quiet October, Enumclaw's November COVID cases are quickly rising. Screenshot courtesy King County
COVID cases on the rise

Enumclaw has topped more than 250 positive cases, many of them just from November alone.

In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo
Santa to visit Buckley, Enumclaw neighborhoods

Make sure you know when Old Saint Nick is traveling through your area Dec. 7 - 12.

Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org
Buckley budget includes money for streets, recreation projects

Residents can look forward to work being done on River Avenue and a new athletic court.

Enumclaw's decision making tree
ESD students will not return until January

Many teachers and parents saw flaws in the plan for students to return to school after Thanksgiving, just to have them go on winter holiday a few weeks later.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

The Courier-Herald is moving to a paid-subscription model. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Nov. 25 is the last free edition of the Courier-Herald

When you subscribe to a newspaper, you’re not just receiving a product, but investing in an idea.

One of the highlights of Holiday Fantasy has been outright donations to a worthy cause. Here, attendees show their support during the 2018 event. This year, the event will be holding a virtual auction over four days. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Holiday Fantasy goes virtual, offers four days of silent auction

The annual Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation fundraiser helps fund nearly a third of the non-profits various programs, from feeding seniors to arranging transport to medical appointments.

File photo
Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

Most Read