Man who posed as delivery driver, stabbed Spanaway woman gets 6-year sentence

Staff writerApril 23, 2014 

A man who disguised himself as a delivery driver before attacking and robbing a Spanaway woman in her home two years ago has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of robbery and assault.

Superior Court Judge John Hickman on Wednesday sentenced Brian Chong Han, 41, to six years, two months in prison for the October 2012 attack that left the victim with critical wounds.

Pierce County prosecutors last year charged Han with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of residential burglary. He also pleaded guilty to using a knife on two of the counts.

Detectives said Han was the man who donned a delivery-driver uniform, carried a cardboard box to the door of a woman who lived on 15th Court Avenue East and rang her doorbell.

When the woman, then in her late 50s, opened the door, Han tried to force his way inside and stabbed her in the chest with a knife when she resisted, court records show. He then bound her to a chair with duct tape before stealing items, including her car and jewelry, the records show.

The woman freed herself and went to a neighbor’s house for help. She later had surgery to remove her spleen and part of a lung.

Han remained at large until March when detectives acting on an informant’s tip identified and arrested him.

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