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Dispute over marijuana seeds blamed in Vancouver stabbing

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A Vancouver man is accused of stabbing another man, with whom he had been growing marijuana, following a dispute over the seeds.

Robert Alexander Washington, 23, appeared Monday via Zoom in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and third-degree malicious mischief.

Judge John Fairgrieve set Washington’s bail at $50,000; Washington will be arraigned Dec. 11, court records show.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Ciara Farley called 911 to report that her boyfriend, Antonio Compton, had been stabbed at an apartment in the 2700 block of Southeast 169th Avenue, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Vancouver police arrived and contacted Compton, who was reportedly bleeding from a wound on his right hip.

“There was a significant amount of blood on the stairs leading to the apartment, on the landing of the apartment and on the concrete in front,” the affidavit reads.

Just inside the entrance of the unit, police found a black, fixed-blade knife also covered in blood, the affidavit says.

Both Compton and Farley told police that Washington had stabbed Compton in a dispute over marijuana seeds, according to the affidavit.

Compton said he saw Washington slashing the tires on Farley’s vehicle and came outside to confront him. (The officer who authored the affidavit said police observed a flat tire on Farley’s vehicle, and estimated damages to be $200.)

The two men started up the stairs, with Washington demanding that Compton “give me my (expletive),” the affidavit states, clarifying that Washington was referring to the marijuana seeds.

Farley said Washington then stabbed Compton in the side, and Compton wrestled the knife away. Washington ran away, according to the affidavit.

Police later located Compton outside of his apartment, and he was identified by the victims as the assailant.

Washington allegedly told police the knife found at the scene belongs to him. He said he had intended to rob Compton but not stab him, which he said happened in the scuffle, the affidavit says.


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