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Vancouver man sentenced to 3 years in Thanksgiving stabbing

Dispute over pot seeds led to scuffle between men

By , Columbian staff writer

A Vancouver man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for stabbing a man, with whom he had been growing marijuana, following a dispute over the seeds.

Robert Alexander Washington, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and malicious mischief in Clark County Superior Court.

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.

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

Both Compton and Farley told police Washington 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 Washington outside of his apartment, and he was identified by the victims as the assailant.

Washington 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.