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.