Plea offer considered in stabbing case

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man charged with stabbing a roommate in the abdomen is considering a plea offer.

John Greystoke, 50, is charged with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon for an April 24 attack that left a man with a severe laceration that partially exposed his intestines, Port Angeles police said.

Greystoke rejected an initial plea offer from the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and made a counter offer, Superior Court records show.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Steve Johnson on Friday said he declined the counter-offer from the defense and made a new offer, according to the minutes of a status hearing.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour reset the hearing for 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Greystoke is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 30.

Previous trial dates of June 20 and Sept. 19 were rescheduled to accommodate a mental health evaluation for Greystoke.

A Western State Hospital psychologist determined in a Dec. 1 assessment that Greystoke is competent to stand trial.

Psychologist Christopher Cadle said Greystoke has the capacity to understand the nature of his case and to assist in his own defense.

Greystoke is being represented by Loren Oakley of Clallam Public Defender.

The alleged victim had been staying at Greystoke’s apartment in the 800 block of South C Street, police said.

He recovered from his injuries.


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

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