An Albany man accused of seriously injuring another man in an attack at a Corvallis nail salon last week bonded out of jail Monday and attempted suicide, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Than Duy Kim, who is charged with attempted murder for the alleged assault on Dec. 5, was in an Albany hospital Tuesday morning, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Ryan Joslin during a status hearing in Kim's case. Kim is expected to recover.
Kim is accused of attacking Mitch Xuan Dong with a baseball bat and knives at the Corvallis Nail Spa, 2321 NW Kings Blvd., according to court documents.
Joslin said during the hearing that Dong was on life support and was not expected to live. Should Dong die, prosecutors would amend the charges against Kim from attempted murder to murder, he said. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, prosecutors had not filed amended charges in Kim's case.
Kim's family assisted him in posting $67,500 in security on Monday, Joslin said. Kim went to stay with family members at a hotel in Albany, where he reportedly ingested a number of sleeping pills, the prosecutor said. Kim's family called 911, he said.
Joslin asked Judge Locke Williams to revoke Kim's release since he did not appear for the status hearing. He also asked that Kim's security amount be increased. Kim's defense attorney, David Corden, said his client did not try to flee. Corden requested that Kim remain out of jail on security. Corden also said Kim is under armed guard at the hospital.
The judge admitted Kim did not intentionally fail to appear. However, Williams granted Joslin's request, issuing a warrant for Kim's arrest. The judge also increased Kim's security amount to $3 million. A pretrial release hearing in the case has been set for Dec. 18.
Should the charges against Kim be amended to murder, he would be held without security as murder is not a releasable offense, Joslin said.
In addition to attempted murder, Kim is charged with three counts of first-degree assault, four counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of pointing a firearm at another for the alleged attack on Dong.
Kim faces additional charges for alleged crimes against his ex-wife, whom Dong was having a relationship with, according to court documents. She is identified in court documents as Anh Tram Gia Phan. Kim is charged with pointing a firearm at another, fourth-degree assault and recklessly endangering another person for allegedly assaulting Dong in front of Phan and causing her injury.