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Deputies arrest SK man for burning photograph, dress and making threats

Taken from an incident report by a Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy:

A 24-year-old Spanaway woman called 911 to report her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend, from South Kitsap, for domestic violence taking the form of malicious mischief and threats.

The woman initially reported that her ex-boyfriend had thrown all of her stuff out the window and lit a picture of her on fire, shortly after the two separated.

He allegedly sent her text messages saying things like: “All your (stuff) is flying out the window u might want to come grab the non water proof (stuff) now,” “Do u think your pic frames will survive the landing” and “well whatever find don’t im just going to go home and put an end to this (stuff) by burning your dress.”

Then, he allegedly shot a video of himself throwing her stuff into the back yard and burning her photograph while singing about saying goodbye to her.

She forwarded the text messages and video to sheriff's deputies.

Deputies contacted the man.

When they arrived at his house, they saw him piling up clothing that had been scattered around the back yard.

They asked what had happened, and he said that his girlfriend had broken up with him on Father’s Day, taking his son with her.

She took most of her stuff already, he said, and he was moving the remaining items out of the house.

Deputies asked him why he'd burned the photograph.

It was his photograph, he replied.

They asked him why he'd burnt the dress.

“You mean the wedding dress that I bought for her that she’ll never wear?” he asked.

Deputies arrested the man and took him to jail.

On the way, he said that his girlfriend had assaulted him and he wanted to press charges.

Once they got to jail, a deputy asked if he had any marks from the assault, and at first, he said "yes."

Later, though, he said that the assault hadn’t taken place.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was initially set at $10,000. His girlfriend called 911, saying that she didn’t want to press charges and that she wanted him un-arrested.

A deputy told her, that would be impossible.

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