Trial reset in case of January standoff at Salt Creek RV Park

Ordez Eugene Kompkoff of Port Angeles has a separate trial set for Nov. 7 for allegedly attacking and robbing a fellow Clallam County jail inmate.

Ordez Eugene Kompkoff

Ordez Eugene Kompkoff

PORT ANGELES — Ordez Eugene Kompkoff will have to wait another six weeks to have his day in court.

The 22-year-old Port Angeles man was charged in January with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree escape, heroin possession and two counts of harassment-threats to kill after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement at the Salt Creek RV Park on Jan. 26.

His trial was moved from Oct. 24 to Dec. 5 last Thursday because a key witness, Port Angeles Police Cpl. David Dombrowski, will be unavailable to testify later this month.

“He’s discouraged now,” defense attorney Karen Unger told Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour in a status hearing. “He wants to go to trial.”

Kompkoff is charged in a separate case with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault for allegedly attacking and robbing a fellow inmate in the Clallam County jail in February.

A trial in that case remains set for Nov. 7.

Kompkoff’s trial dates have been rescheduled several times because of delays associated with a psychological evaluation that could be used in a potential diminished-capacity defense.

“We finally did get the evaluation from Dr. [Kenneth] Muscatel, which I haven’t had a chance to go over yet with my client,” Unger said.

Clallam County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jesse Espinoza said the state may conduct its own psychological evaluation on Kompkoff should Unger decide to call Muscatel as a witness.

“That’s a decision the defense will have to make,” Espinoza said.

A status hearing for the jail assault case was set for Nov. 3.

Kompkoff has maintained his innocence in both matters.

He is being held on $750,000 bail and a state Department of Corrections hold.

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

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