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A judge set bail at $1 million Monday for a man accused of sneaking up behind an employee at a towing business as she worked at her desk and stabbing her in the neck.
Hunter Alexander Levi, 20, no address provided, appeared via Zoom in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in the Friday attack. He is scheduled to be arraigned June 25.
The prosecution said Levi is on supervision with the Washington Department of Corrections and has an active escape warrant and pending case for fourth-degree assault.
A jail intake sheet shows that Levi has “known, stated or observed mental health problems.”
Vancouver police officers were dispatched shortly after 2 p.m. to Retriever Towing, 6601 E. 18th St., for a report of an assault that had just occurred. An employee, Lori Robertson, said an unknown man, later identified by police as Levi, assaulted her from behind and then ran away, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Robertson said the assailant entered the business through an open, back garage door. He had removed his shoes so she would not hear him approach; she said he picked up his shoes as he fled, the affidavit states.
Police said Robertson suffered a 1- to 2-inch puncture mark at the base of her neck, just above her collarbone, court records say. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A witness, Jodi Yukich, said she heard…