June 15, 1998
Federov pleads not guilty to new charges
by Andrew Walgamott
SEATTLE--A 17-year-old boy suspected in a two-person crime spree stretching from Seattle to downtown Woodinville, pled not guilty to seven new charges filed against him in King County Superior Court June 5. Prosecutors now charge Roman Federov with eight counts of first degree robbery and one count of taking a vehicle without permission.
The latest charges stem from the beginnings of Federov and Vitaly Kalchik's alleged crime blitz. Charging papers say the pair took a 1990 Honda Accord from the University District in the early hours of December 18, 1997 and then robbed a Seattle man of his wallet at gun point at about 5:30 a.m. Then in quick succession, they robbed the Seattle Best Western, Marriot Residence Inn and a 7-Eleven on Lake City Way, the Lake Forest Park Texaco, and the Kenmore U-Save gas station, papers say.
From there Federov and Kalchik hit Woodinville at about 7 a.m. when they allegedly robbed the BP and 7-Eleven at N.E. 175th St. and 140th Ave. N.E. Kalchik, 18, died outside the 7-Eleven after being shot by the owner. Federov was captured about a mile away by police after allegedly crashing the Honda into another vehicle and a traffic standard. A cash register drawer, the Seattle man's wallet, alcohol and cash were later recovered from the car.
In January, Federov plead not guilty to robbing the Woodinville 7-Eleven and BP. Papers indicate the two took turns robbing the businesses. Kalchik allegedly robbed the two hotels, the Kenmore gas station and the Woodinville 7-Eleven. A "man in a white shirt" believed to be Federov robbed the Lake City 7-Eleven, Lake Forest Park Texaco and Woodinville BP, papers say.
Federov, jailed on $500,000 bail, awaits his July 20 trial date. He will be tried as an adult, according to Dan Donohoe, prosecutor's spokesman.