Crime

Third suspect arrested in robbery, stabbing near Lacey restaurant

Bail was set at $75,000 for a third suspect in a robbery and stabbing that took place last week near a Lacey pizza restaurant.

Jamari R. Jones, 32, appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court. He faces charges of first-degree robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and first-degree assault while armed with a deadly weapon. Arraignment is set for Dec. 1.

Jones was arrested late Saturday in Tumwater.

According to court documents, Lacey police began investigating the case Nov. 9 after a man arrived at Providence St. Peter Hospital that evening with stab wounds.

The victim had been sitting in a parked car with two friends near MOD Pizza at 5218 Yelm Highway when an SUV pulled up behind the victim. A man got out of the SUV, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to documents.

The victim and his friends got out of the car and struggled with the gunman, who had grabbed the victim’s wallet and backpack. The victim was stabbed several times, according to court documents.

Two other suspects in the case appeared last week in court.

Ronald K. Sakis, 34, was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault, both while armed with a deadly weapon.

Craig H. Wallace, 30, was charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree assault, both while armed with a deadly weapon. Wallace was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

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