Burglar sentenced to 20 months in prison

Victim and his son slowly putting their lives back together
By Brian Soergel | Jun 22, 2017

Even after seeing his life turned sideways by a former co-worker, Timothy Sean Danaher says he doesn’t hold ill feelings toward Job Cuevas Quimpo.

Quimpo, who records show had multiple warrants and spent time in jail last year for stealing a car, was sentenced to 20 months in prison May 31 after being convicted of first-degree burglary in Snohomish County Superior Court.

“I just want to see him get some help,” Danaher said Tuesday. “I’m not vengeful. Let justice be done. The court did what was fair and gave him the maximum sentence.”

On March 11, Quimpo, 36, broke into an apartment at 2901 76th Ave. W. in Edmonds and held a SWAT team at bay for five hours before surrendering. Quimpo, armed with a knife, assaulted Danaher’s 18-year-old son, Ryan Grayson, before pushing him outside. Danaher was not at the apartment at the time.

A negotiator was called to the area, as was the North Sound Metro SWAT team. Numerous police units from around the area converged on the scene, including those from Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and King County.

Edmonds police said a SWAT officer fired at the suspect after the suspect pointed a gun at officers. Quimpo was not hit, and surrendered about 10 minutes later. No officers were injured.

Because police sprayed tear gas and lobbed stun grenades inside the apartment, it was immediately boarded up. Danaher and his son were forced to look for a new home.

They weren’t able to find one that fit their budget, though, and eventually settled back into their former apartment after it was fixed up with new drywall, carpet and paint. “It was like getting a brand-new apartment,” Danaher said, although he added his landlord raised his rent significantly.

Danaher is an apprentice electrician, and his son, now 19, works at a local restaurant, but they set up a GoFundMe account shortly after the incident to help with motel expenses and other necessities, raising more than $5,000.

“I’m grateful to everyone who helped me,” Danaher said. “It helped pay for the hotel, and we were able to buy everything we needed. Ryan got a brand-new bed and we got pots and pans, a new TV, lamps and towels.”

@Help from the chief@

Although the apartment manager’s insurance covered renovation, Danaher did not have renter’s insurance. The Edmonds Police Department helped out by providing a few nights of shelter, and local churches assisted with some expensives.

Police Chief Al Compaan wanted to help, too, so one day paid Danaher a visit in the renovated apartment and taken back by its bareness – father and son were sleeping on a blow-up mattress. After treating them to dinner at Olive Garden, Compaan took them shopping and purchased a few necessities.

“Given the circumstances,” Compaan said, “I wanted to do something extra for him. I knew it was police activity that made the place inhabitable, so I felt it was the right thing to do. It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done.”

Danaher said he’s grateful to both Compaan and others who helped.

“It all worked out in the end, and it was awesome to see the community come together. I was overflowing with gratitude, and still am. I still talk to the police chief. He and his wife are good people.”

Danaher said he and his son are taking things one day at a time as they put their lives back together. For Danaher, that includes his side gig as a hip-hop artist under the name Soul the Interrogator. He recently released his fourth CD and hopes to begin performing again around town soon.

“We’re still trying to get our life together,” he said.

Quimpo, serving his time at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, was ordered to pay restitution to Danaher and will undergo substance abuse treatment, as it was determined he had a chemical dependency.

After release, he will be on probation for 18 months, and will be ordered to have no contact with Danaher and his son.

 

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