Bail was set at $25,000 for a suspect accused of assaulting and robbing a man at an Olympia gas station.
Wesley Shane Ivy, 38, appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court on one count of second-degree assault and one count of second-degree robbery. Arraignment was set for July 26.
Court documents give the following account:
Olympia police responded to a call about 1 a.m. Saturday about two men fighting outside the Shell station in the 2300 block of Fourth Avenue East.
Never miss a local story.
The victim told police that Ivy had asked to borrow a wrench for his bicycle, but then loaded his bike onto the victim’s cart trailer. The cart trailer was attached to the victim’s own bike.
When the victim tried to stop Ivy from stealing the bike and cart, the victim said Ivy punched him in the mouth hard enough to knock a tooth loose and break another tooth.
The victim grabbed the cart trailer again, and Ivy allegedly picked up a metal pipe from the ground and started to approach the victim. The victim pushed his bike and cart trailer over onto its side, and he said Ivy fled on a bicycle down Boulevard Road.
Medics treated the victim at the scene. An Olympia police officer said he located Ivy on Boulevard Road near the I-5 overpass and arrested him.
At Monday’s hearing, Judge James Dixon said Ivy has 40 prior criminal convictions.
“The probable cause declaration includes some very serious, troubling allegations,” said Dixon, noting that five of Ivy’s 40 convictions were traffic related.