Bail was set at $10,000 on Monday for an Aberdeen man accused of violently assaulting a Capital Mall security guard while attempting to flee with stolen shoes.
The newspaper reports that court documents say that Olympia police responded to a report of an assault and theft Saturday evening at the Capital Mall.
A loss prevention officer had seen a man put a new pair of shoes inside a bag.
The officer approached Boyer, who attempted to flee and resisted the officer.
During a struggle, reports say that Boyer pulled out a 5-inch knife, and the officer suffered a “small laceration” on his face and was treated by medics at the scene.
Police arrested Boyer, who admitted to the theft and the assault.
“This court believes that Mr. Boyer poses a danger to our community,” Judge James Dixon said at Monday’s hearing.
The Olympian report that Boyer, who is an Aberdeen resident, has seven prior convictions in Grays Harbor County. His last conviction was in 2010 for resisting arrest.