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By Max Erikson

Charge reduced in lighter fluid case


August 30, 2017

Chargers for Ryan David Mayer,36, of Goldendale, have been reduced from attempted murder to attempted assault in the first degree, a Class A felony, for allegedly pouring lighter fluid on his mother and threatening to light her on fire on Aug. 18.

The Goldendale Police Department responded to a 911 call around 3:30 a.m. at 801 S Schuster, the home of Arlee Mayer, finding Ryan Mayer—who flagged down police—stating that he had poured lighter fluid on his mother but did not have the intent to kill her.

According to a statement by Arlee Mayer, Ryan arrived at her house around 3:15 a.m. and started arguing. After leaving to confront his girlfriend,—who lives in the same apartment comple...

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