Man in Seaside assault charged with attempted murder

Roland Louw

A man arrested for entering a Seaside home and assaulting another man earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder.

Seaside Police responded to the 1200 block of Queen Street just before 1 p.m. June 8. They found Roland Louw, 32, of Montgomery, Texas, sitting on the sidewalk.

He had allegedly broken into the home roughly 10 minutes earlier and wrestled with a man, eventually placing him in a chokehold.

Louw, a transient originally from South Africa, has never met the alleged victim, Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said.

A grand jury indicted Louw on the attempted murder charge last week along with the original charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief and strangulation.

An early resolution conference has been scheduled for July.

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