Convicted Cop Killer Arrested in Rainier Valley

Three occupants of a car stopped by officers last night were convicted felons, including the driver, Quentin Ervin, who is on community supervision for the 1994 murder of Seattle Police Detective Antonio Terry. 

Shortly after midnight, officers from the South Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team were patrolling Rainier Valley on an anti-violence emphasis.  They made a traffic stop on a car for a minor traffic violation at 48th Avenue South and South Henderson Street.  When the officers approached the car, they saw three men in the car.  The occupants all provided identification to the officers.  A routine check of the names revealed  the driver, identified as Quentin Ervin, had an officer safety caution and was on active Department of Corrections supervision for Murder in the First Degree.  One of the passengers had an outstanding $10,000 Seattle Municipal Court warrant while the other passenger had a felony warrant for assault.

The two men with warrants were  arrested after their warrants were verified. During the stop, the officer noted suspected crack cocaine inside the car.  The driver, Ervin, was arrested.  The car was impounded pending a search warrant.  Ervin was taken into custody for the suspected drug possession and a Department of Corrections detainer.  All three men were booked into the King County Jail. The investigation continues.