Man accused of robbery attempt at knife point

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A 36-year-old Vancouver man has been held on $50,000 bail on accusations that on Friday he attempted to rob a resident at knife point just outside the alleged victim’s home in the Rose Village neighborhood.

Edward E. Quintrell appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery, first-degree methamphetamine possession and failure to appear on possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

Quintrell is accused of approaching a resident at 1:12 p.m. Friday outside a house in the 3700 block of M Street. Armed with a knife, the suspect allegedly told the man he wanted some food, cigarettes and beer, according to court documents. The man managed to push Quintrell backwards and slam the home’s door shut, the court documents stated. A witness called 911.

The man fetched a butcher knife from his kitchen, opened the door, where Quintrell continued to wait outside, and told Quintrell to leave the premises, according to the court documents. Quintrell refused to leave until a Vancouver police officer ordered him to walk away at gunpoint, the documents stated. He was arrested on the scene.

A glass methamphetamine pipe containing methamphetamine was found on him after he was booked into jail, according to court documents.

Quintrell has paranoid schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder, court documents indicate.