Malibu bank robbery suspect caught

The suspect who rammed his car into Deputy Jim Mulay’s motorcycle is charged with 14 criminal counts, including attempted murder. A fundraiser for the deputy will take place Friday.

By Jonathan Friedman / Assistant Editor

A fundraiser and blood drive will take place on Friday at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station for Deputy Jim Mulay, who was seriously injured last week while pursuing a bank robbery suspect in Malibu.

Mulay suffered a crushed spine, broken back and pelvis, and multiple broken ribs after Charles Terreal Washington intentionally rammed his car into Mulay’s motorcycle, according to Sheriff’s officials. Mulay, who is 37 and the father of two children, is in critical condition at a local hospital and faces a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation.

Following the incident, which occurred on Aug. 28, Washington, 47, managed to escape but he was arrested the next day at his Los Angeles home by El Segundo police, according to Sheriff’s officials. Washington, who is a suspect in an El Segundo bank robbery and several other bank robberies in the South Bay, was charged with a 14-count criminal complaint, including attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

According to a report issued by Malibu/Lost Hills, the station received a call of a robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo bank in Cross Creek Plaza shortly after 11 a.m. The suspect was later spotted fleeing in his car, and Sheriff’s deputies pursued him eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway. Near the Big Rock Drive intersection on the highway, the suspect intentionally rammed his car into Mulay’s motorcycle, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills report.

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The collision caused Mulay’s motorcycle to hit a parked vehicle, Sgt. Phil Brooks said in an interview with a local television station on Monday. Mulay was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center shortly after the incident. The car used in the bank robbery and the ramming of Mulay’s motorcycle was found parked next to Washington’s home when El Segundo police, according to a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, arrested him.

The fundraiser and blood drive will take place Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be served for a $5 minimum donation. The Sheriff’s station is located at 27050 Agoura Road in Agoura. Donations to help Mulay and his family can be made payable to the SRF Fund #402 or the Deputy Jim Mulay Fund #402. Checks can be dropped off at the station or mailed there. More information can be obtained by calling 310.456.6652.

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