A man accused of assaulting a downtown Olympia activist in 2014 has been found competent to stand trial later this summer.
Kiel S. Duggins appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court, where his jury trial was scheduled for the week of July 20. A mental health evaluation had determined he is competent to stand trial.
Duggins, 25, is charged with second-degree assault for the November 2014 incident. Downtown Olympia activist David Fawver, who goes by the name Long Haired David, was hospitalized with serious injuries following the assault, during which the two men fell through the window of a downtown business. Fawver was treated at Providence St. Peter Hospital and eventually released.
Earlier that year, Duggins had been sentenced to eight months in custody for assaulting an Intercity Transit bus driver.
Second-degree assault is a class B felony that carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, according to state law.