Man who held police at bay may be charged with attempted murder

PORT ANGELES – A man who threatened to stab police officers during a 2½-hour standoff Tuesday will face charges of either attempted murder of a police officer or first-degree assault.

“He is an extreme danger to the community, to the county and to police officers,” Stormy Howell, a deputy prosecutor, told Clallam Clallam County Superior Court Judge George Wood on Wednesday.

Howell said that if she does not charge Nathan Alden Inman, 23, with attempted murder, she plans to charge him with first degree felony assault.

Meanwhile, the Port Angeles man has been charged with lesser offenses.

He was charged Wednesday in Clallam County Superior Court with second degree malicious mischief, domestic violence and possession of methamphetamine.

The lesser charges were filed by the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to hold Inman in jail as prosecutors and the Port Angeles Police Department finish their investigation of Tuesday morning’s standoff.

Wood approved a $250,000 bail and signed a protection order keeping Inman away from his mother, should he be released.

Inman is scheduled to be arraigned March 16. He remained in Clallam County jail on Wednesday.

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