Suspect arrested after allegedly stabbing woman with a syringe

A 45-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested early Sunday in Bremerton for allegedly stabbing a woman with a syringe in a domestic violence assault at her South Kitsap home Saturday night.

Kitsap County sheriff's deputies responded about 9:30 p.m. Saturday to a 9-1-1 call from the victim, 44, who lives in the 1600 block of SE Kira Street. The woman, who is the protected person in a no-contact order in effect against the suspect, reported he was at her house when she came home Saturday night and said he wanted to visit their children who live with her.

According to deputies' reports, the suspect refused to leave and the woman said he offered her $500 to have sex with him. She told deputies she pushed him out the front door and locked it, but when she went to lock the back door, the suspect was already there and forced his way past her as she tried to keep him from entering.

The woman said he suddenly pulled out a syringe and stabbed himself in the leg several times, then when she turned to get away he stabbed her in the back with the syringe and told her "You're gonna die!"

One of the deputies noted in his report that the woman, who was treated by South Kitsap Fire & Rescue medics, had a small puncture wound on her lower back, though it is unknown whether there was anything in the syringe.

She also said she feared the suspect would return and try to kill her. Sometime later one of the responding deputies saw a vehicle turn onto Kira Street and then leave, and when he started to drive after the vehicle he saw a large knife in the road, which he retrieved as possible evidence.

The suspect's van was located by other deputies at an address in Bremerton about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, and he was found in a residence and arrested. The suspect, who had a 6-inch scratch across the back of his neck that appeared to be a recent injury, denied having been at the Kira Street residence Saturday night.

He was booked into the Kitsap County Jail on charges of second-degree assault/domestic violence, burglary, and two counts of violation of a no-contact order. The deputies also reported there was probable cause to arrest the suspect for a previous domestic violence incident. His bail was set at $500,000.


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