Olympia police arrested a 32-year-old man outside Jakes on Fourth early Saturday morning after he allegedly held a knife to a mans 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 Jakes 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 victims 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.
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