Western State patient jailed after fire, standoff
Pierce County prosecutors said the patient, Timothy J. Rohn, faces charges of felony harassment.
The News Tribune reported Rohn has a related history.
In 2005, Clallam County prosecutors charged Rohn with second-degree arson. Court records show he was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and transferred to Western State in Lakewood.
In 1988, he was convicted of fourth-degree assault after an incident that involved an attack with unidentified corrosive chemicals.
Hospital spokeswoman Kris Flowers said Monday's incident was related to an ongoing internal investigation of a series of criminal acts.
No one was hurt in the fire, but hospital officials say the damage will take two weeks to clean up.
The next step for Rohn is a hearing to test his competency to stand trial. The hearing is scheduled for July 18.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com
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