Charges filed in RV park incident in west Port Angeles
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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The charges stem from the case of Joshua Allen Cabe, 26, of Forks; Ordez Eugene Kompkoff, 19, of Port Angeles; and Zachary Michael Taylor, 20, of Port Angeles, all of whom at 12:07 a.m. March 18 allegedly forced their way into the trailer of Daniel Joseph Jenkins, 21, attacked him and made off with numerous items, including his computer, cellphone, cash and the shoes off his feet.
Jenkins was treated for his injuries and released from Olympic Medical Center.
At about 10 p.m. that day, Jenkins would return to the RV park and allegedly attack Taylor with a metal pipe, sending Taylor to the hospital with a laceration on the back of his head, according to Port Angeles police accounts.
Taylor, who remained in the Clallam County jail Tuesday on $25,000 bond, was charged Monday with one count each of first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft.
He is set to be arraigned Friday.
Kompkoff, who was still in jail Tuesday on $30,000 bond, was charged with the same crimes as Taylor.
Kompkoff pleaded not guilty Tuesday and is set to face a May 19 trial, with a case status hearing set for April 18, according to Superior Court documents.
Jesse Espinoza, the county deputy prosecuting attorney assigned to the case, said the theft of a motor vehicle count stems from Taylor and Kompkoff allegedly taking the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta that Cabe had been driving March 18.
The pair allegedly took the car keys from Cabe’s pants pockets while he slept in a room at the Aircrest Motel, where the three had been at about 9:49 a.m. March 18, according to police.
Cabe awoke to find the car gone, according to police, and could not contact or find Taylor or Kompkoff at all that day.
The car, which reportedly belonged to Cabe’s mother, was found later that day near the intersection of 11th and A streets, police said.
Cabe was charged Tuesday with one count each of first-degree robbery, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree theft and fourth-degree assault.
He remained in the Clallam County jail Tuesday on $20,000 bond and is set to be arraigned Friday.
Jenkins was charged Monday with one count of second-degree assault and pleaded not guilty.
His case is set for a June 9 trial, with a status hearing set for Superior Court on May 8, according to court records.
Jenkins, initially arrested March 19, was not listed on the county jail roster Tuesday.
Police arrested Taylor on March 19 after he was discharged from OMC following treatment for the head wound suffered when Jenkins allegedly assaulted him.
Police arrested Cabe on Thursday and took Kompkoff into custody after he turned himself in at the county courthouse at about 1 a.m. Friday.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: March 25. 2014 6:07PM