A Winlock man was arrested for stabbing a man and stealing his money early Sunday morning, the Centralia Chronicle reported Wednesday.
Jose S. C. Torrence, Jr., 24, was allegedly lunging at a different man riding a bicycle with a knife Sunday morning. Torrence missed, and the man jumped off his bicycle and fled.
The victim went to pick up the man’s bike, at which point he said Torrence stabbed him in the leg and took his money, the Chronicle reported. Other men in the area tackled Torrence until police arrived, according to court documents.
Torrence was charged in Lewis County Superior Court on Monday with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. According to court documents, he admitted the knife was his, “but stated they were all just playing around,” the Chronicle reported. He appeared to officers to be intoxicated.
Torrence’s bail was set at $100,000 by Superior Court judge James Lawler, who cited the inherent danger of the situation.