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November 1, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Suspect in jogger attack to undergo mental evaluation

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A Seattle man accused of attacking a female jogger last month in Carkeek Park has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency to stand trial, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

As a result, the arraignment for defendant Jack Sun Keewatinawin has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at the King County Courthouse. He remains in jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

According to police and prosecutors, Keewatinawin was sitting on a park bench along an isolated, wooded trail at the park on the morning of Oct. 10 when a woman jogged by. Keewatinawin allegedly ran up behind the woman, grabbed her in a choke hold and threw her to the ground and then pushed her head into the ground, according to charges.

The victim was able to fight her attacker off by kicking and punching him and pulling his long hair “until the suspect gave up,” it says.

Keewatinawin allegedly apologized to the woman and fled the park, according to charges. As he ran, he dialed 911 and reported that he’d just attacked a woman in the park, the report says.

Seattle police were able to trace the 911 call from his cell phone to identify Keewatinawin and his home address, prosecutors allege. After the victim identified him from a photo montage, police went to Keewatinawin’s Greenwood house — which is near the 216-acre park — and arrested him.

Keewatinawin is charged with second-degree assault with sexual motivation.

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