Forks man arrested for assault with a knife

  • Thu Jun 4th, 2020 1:08pm
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On May 30 at approximately 3 a.m. Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to Forks Community Hospital to speak with two twenty-one-year-old men who had been assaulted with a knife.

During the initial investigation, deputies learned the two victims had been at a residence on Shuwah Road, Forks, on the evening of Friday, May 29. They were sitting around a campfire and drinking beer at the home of 42-year-old Manning Allen Roberts. The two young men left the residence and went to a residence in the Forks area because they felt Roberts was being rude.

During the early morning hours of Saturday, May 30 Roberts unlawfully entered the residence where the two men were staying. Roberts allegedly stabbed one of the men in the chest with a knife and the other man was cut during an altercation with Roberts.

Deputies contacted Manning Roberts at his home during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 30, and arrested him. Roberts was booked into the Clallam County Jail on two counts of assault second degree RCW 9A.36.021 and one count of burglary first degree RCW 9A.52.020. The circumstances surrounding the assault are still under investigation by the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.