New trial date set in Port Angeles stabbing case

PORT ANGELES — John Greystoke, a Port Angeles man charged with stabbing a roommate in the abdomen, has a new trial date.

Greystoke, 50, is now scheduled to go to trial Jan. 30. He is charged with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing a man who had been staying at his apartment in the 800 block of South C Street on April 24.

A Friday status hearing was rescheduled for this Friday because Greystoke was trying to decide whether he would represent himself at trial, according to the minutes of the hearing.

Greystoke told a judge Dec. 9 that he intended to plead guilty but that he wanted a “better deal” from the state.

Port Angeles police said part of the victim’s intestines were hanging out of his torso from a severe laceration. The man recovered from his injuries.

Greystoke’s trial has been delayed to allow time for a mental health evaluation.

A Western State Hospital psychologist determined Dec. 1 that Greystoke is competent to stand trial, saying he has the capacity to understand the nature of his case and to assist in his own defense.


Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at rollikainen@peninsula