Followup: Evaluation ordered for suspect in police-car-ramming case

Two weeks ago, we reported on the charges filed against 37-year-old Sothany Sok, the West Seattle man arrested for allegedly ramming four police cars during a bizarre incident on Sunday morning, July 8th, which started at Don Armeni, went west on Alki, then back east, and finally ended just after he turned onto the north end of Delridge and was blocked by police. Sok is charged with four counts of second-degree assault and one count of attempting to elude a pursuing police car. He was scheduled to appear for arraignment today, to answer the charges, but instead, his arraignment was postponed to August 8th – the judge “ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency to stand trial,” according to Dan Donohoe from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

5 Replies to "Followup: Evaluation ordered for suspect in police-car-ramming case"

  • smith July 25, 2012 (7:50 pm)

    same guy? different spelling. Sorry if it’s been pointed out before.

  • JoAnne July 26, 2012 (6:41 am)

    I knew it! Another guy who is deranged from his own actions–years of abusing drugs and alcohol.
    Now that drug abuse is his perfectly acceptable excuse for violent, antisocial behavior. I bet he gets a free apartment from the DESC, too!
    If I got drunk crashed into some cars, the government would probably give me free defense lawyers, health care, an apartment, and food stamps.

  • Christabella July 26, 2012 (5:24 pm)

    @ joAnn- I suspect you know very little about substance abuse, mental illness or the services provided through DESC. Why don’t we let the court do its job before judging and convicting this person.

  • Wetone July 26, 2012 (7:12 pm)

    You nailed it JoAnne. A year or two and he will be back out doing the same thing. Plus he will probably get social security checks for a little spending $$ if his lawyer can prove he has a mental illness issue. Your tax dollars at work.

  • Me July 26, 2012 (10:45 pm)

    And yes that is life, not all of us are perfect we grow up making mistakes that do effect us in the future. Social security and so on is there for those in need and yes maybe he will need this! I know him and love him and hope all the best for him and his babies.

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