Man restrained with duct tape by Clallam Bay store clerk sentenced to more than four years

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A 29-year-old Kingston man has been sentenced to four years and five months in state prison for assaulting a Clallam Bay store clerk after failing to shoplift a six-pack of beer and three bottles of malt liquor.

Alexander Greene was sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court after pleading guilty Thursday to second-degree assault.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office said Greene cut an employee of Weel Road Deli at 17203 state Highway 112 above the left eye with a 4-inch knife.

The employee, Cipriano Ojeda, had confronted Greene as he was leaving the store, saying he had not paid for the beer in his backpack, deputies said.

Ojeda grabbed Greene's hand and took the knife from him before overpowering him and pinning him to the ground, deputies said.

Then he bound Greene's hands and feet with duct tape.

The Sheriff's Office said a Clallam Bay Corrections Center officer and medics from Clallam County Fire District No. 5 also helped detain Greene until deputies arrived.

Greene originally was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

The robbery charge was dismissed Thursday as part of a plea agreement.

Last modified: April 27. 2014 6:30PM
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