Jesse E. Jones was released from prison only about 10 days before he was arrested Wednesday, after stabbing a man three times in downtown Olympia, Kortokrax said. Deputy Prosecutor Joe Jackson said his extensive criminal history dates back to a 1988 first-degree assault conviction. Jones was convicted of second-degree assault in 2000.
A 47-year old man was stabbed along Washington Street near the Olympia Transit Center in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Police & medics were dispatched just after midnight to the scene at Olympia Ave & Washington St. after 911 callers reported a man bleeding. It was determined that he had been stabbed three times in his torso and abdomen.
Witnesses say the stabbing occurred after Jones stole a woman’s wallet was stolen and her boyfriend approached Jones. The victim was then stabbed three times.
Jones was arrested near Bayview Thriftway and had blood splatter on his clothes, which he told the officers was spilled gatorade. He is being held in the Thurston County Jail on $500,000 bail.
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