Statewide search on for suspect in vicious attack of 72-year-old partially disabled veteran in Kent

Kent Police are asking for the public’s help to locate 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen. Detectives say Hansen punched a 72-year-old partially disabled veteran in the face multiple times, breaking his jaw and causing a cornea abrasion.

Police say he did it because the victim made a comment to the suspect’s girlfriend about not wearing a Covid-19 mask in a lobby of the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Kent.

The attack on July 18, 2020 left the victim unconscious. Detectives say Hansen left the hotel on foot and was later picked up by his girlfriend.



King County prosecutors have charged Hansen with Assault 2nd Degree – Substantial bodily harm. A felony warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Kent Police say he could still be in the area or in Spokane. He is 6’0, 220 lbs. Hansen’s criminal history shows nine arrests in Alaska dating back to 2006. His most recent arrest there was in 2018. He has a warrant out of Alaska for Probation Violation/Dangerous Drugs.

If you spot him, please call 911. If you can tell police where to find him, submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound through the P3 Tips App on your cell phone or at You can also call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest.