Man assaulted with knife outside Jake's in Olympia Saturday morning

Staff writerSeptember 16, 2013 

Olympia police arrested a 32-year-old man outside Jake’s on Fourth early Saturday morning after he allegedly held a knife to a man’s throat after the victim had offered him a hot dog, court papers state.

Casey Norton was being held on suspicion of second-degree assault after a court hearing Monday, and his bail was set at $40,000.

According to court papers, the victim told police he offered Norton a hot dog on the sidewalk outside Jake’s about 3 a.m. Saturday, and Norton “became upset,” punching him and knocking him to the ground. He said Norton then pulled a knife, “reaching around the front of his throat with the knife and holding it under his chin.”

A responding Olympia police officer noticed blood and a small cut under the victim’s chin, consistent with his account of the assault.

Norton tried to flee on a bike as Olympia police arrived at the scene, but officers were able to place Norton under arrest.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445

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