Teen pleads not guilty to bus robbery, is charged in second crime

Teen pleads not guilty to bus robbery, is charged in second crime
Trevonnte Brown

SEATTLE -- On Monday, a 19-year-old pleaded not guilty to robbing three Metro bus passengers at gunpoint last month in West Seattle only to be charged in a second, earlier bus robbery.

Trevonnte Brown was arrested Nov. 25 after boarding a bus in downtown Seattle while wearing a ski mask and taking the cellphones of three passengers at gunpoint once the bus reached West Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, a number of passengers tackled Brown and held him down until officers arrived.

Brown was charged with three counts of robbery for that incident and now faces a fourth count stemming from a Nov. 16 robbery.

According to probable cause documents filed with King County Superior Court, Brown was riding a Metro bus in Beacon Hill when he grabbed a cellphone out of another passenger's hand.

The victim fought back until Brown said he had a gun, according to the documents. The victim stopped struggling, and Brown reportedly got off the bus with the phone.

The incident was captured on the bus' surveillance camera, and Brown was identified as the suspect following the Nov. 25 robbery.

Following his arrest, Brown's mother said the robbery wasn't like her son, who had gone through a recent breakup and was looking for work.

Brown is being held on $350,000 bail.