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By Roger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

Local man charged with attempted murder


August 23, 2017

A Goldendale man has been charged with attempted murder after pouring lighter fluid on his mother and attempting to light her on fire.

Goldendale police chief Reggie Bartkowski made the announcement at a meeting of the Goldendale City Council Monday night.

He told the council that the incident took place about 3:30 Friday morning when Officer Kelsey Shelton responded to a domestic violence situation in progress. She was able to take the suspect, Ryan Mayer, into custody and transport him to the Klickitat County Jail, where he was booked on attempted murder charges.

Bartkowski described Mayer as “around 30 years old” and declined to offer any more information about the case. He did n...

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