Port Angeles man to be arraigned on second-degree attempted murder over stabbing
By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News
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Donovan Smart, 21, of Port Angeles was released Monday on $100,000 bail during a court hearing where he was ordered to wear a monitoring anklet, said Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Ashcraft.
He is to be arraigned in Jefferson County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. this Friday.
Paul Arcudi, 46, of Seattle remained on a ventilator late Tuesday at Harrison Medical Center after he was stabbed in the back and chest last Friday at the WorldMark Discovery Bay Resort at 141 Orcas Drive in Discovery Bay.
“His vital signs have stabilized, but he is still in critical condition,” said Harrison spokeswoman Jacquie Goodwill.
Ashcraft said in a probable-document filed with the court that Smart waived his Miranda rights during an interview with sheriff’s detectives and told them that he had stabbed Arcudi with a knife he found on a kitchen counter in the condo at the resort.
According to the statement, Arcudi was stabbed once in the chest and multiple times in the upper back.
The statement described deputies’ accounts of the events of the night, which led from Port Angeles to Discovery Bay.
Arcudi was staying at the condominium resort with two of his employees, Timothy Vincent, 27 and Stephen Sibson, 23, both of Seattle.
The trio spent Thursday evening at R Bar in Port Angeles, where they met Smart and remained until 2 a.m. Friday, when Smart returned to the condo with the three men, the statement said.
During the ride, Smart made several remarks, including references to guns and rape, that concerned the others, Vincent and Sibson said.
Arcudi’s companions went upstairs to watch a movie, while he and Smart remained downstairs in the living area, the document said.
About 15 minutes later, Vincent and Sibson heard thumping sounds and opened the door to find Arcudi “bleeding profusely from multiple wounds,” and Smart standing close behind him.
Smart was then pepper-sprayed by Arcudi’s friends, who called 9-1-1 and applied first aid to the injured man.
Officers arrived at about 3:28 a.m. and took Smart into custody.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to phone Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Brett Anglin at 360-385-3831.
Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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