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Member of Tulalip Tribes charged with assault for stabbing incident at “Boom City” fireworks area

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington
Defendant allegedly pushed a stranger to the ground and stabbed her three times

Seattle – An 18-year-old member of the Tulalip Tribes was indicted this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily harm, announced U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman.  Logan Winegar will be summoned for arraignment on the indictment next week.

According to police reports, on July 2, 2023, Winegar was asked to leave an area of “Boom City,” an area where stands sell fireworks, food, and other items.  Winegar was near one of the food stands and was asked to leave. Witnesses say Winegar pushed a woman to the ground and stabbed her in the hip, thigh and stomach. The woman was a stranger to Winegar. He was pulled off the victim and both received medical treatment.

Assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in serious bodily harm are each punishable by up to ten years in prison.

The charges contained in the indictment are only allegations. A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the Tulalip Tribes Police Department and the FBI.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jocelyn Cooney. Ms. Cooney serves as a Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington.


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated August 9, 2023

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice