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Today's Arraignment Postponed for Defendant Charged in Robbery/Stabbing in Renton

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State v. Darren L. Gayles

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Today's Arraignment Postponed for Defendant Charged in Robbery/Stabbing in Renton: A judge has ordered a competency evaluation for a man who is accused of cutting a clerk’s throat during a robbery at a video game store in Renton on January 14. The defendant, Darren Gayles, 44, is charged with Assault in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree. He allegedly held a knife to the woman’s throat, forced her to open the cash drawer and then cut her throat. He then stole cash from the cash drawer and fled. Bail is set at $1 million. The defendant is scheduled for a competency hearing on February 18 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom GA of the Maleng Regional Justice Center.

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