Fight over keys injures Olalla man

A man who recently turned 22 was hauled off to jail Saturday evening after he beat up his uncle, an Olalla resident, following a fight over a set of car keys.

Chad Austin Faker, a resident of Gig Harbor, allegedly pummeled his 47-year-old uncle after the uncle hid Faker’s car keys and refused to return them.

According to police reports, Faker showed up at his uncle’s South Kitsap home late Saturday night, already in a highly intoxicated state. Faker had allegedly driven the vehicle to Olalla from Gig Harbor, where he was staying with his grandfather.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said after Faker’s arrival, the uncle and the grandfather talked by phone and determined Faker should not be allowed to drive the truck back to Gig Harbor.

Faker, who according to the police report was demanding yet more liquor, was reportedly not pleased with the decision.

“He wasn’t happy about the keys being taken away,” Wilson said.

According to witnesses, Faker attacked his uncle, kicking him, biting him and punching him in the face.

When police arrived, the victim was conscious and trying to stanch the cuts on his battered face with a T-shirt.

Wilson said Faker wasn’t pleased to see police officers at the house, either. Wilson said Faker flexed his muscles and resisted being put into handcuffs.

In the end, Wilson said, “he had to be tazed.”

Faker was booked into Kitsap County Jail on one count of second-degree domestic violence assault. His bail was set at $250,000.

The uncle requested transport to Tacoma General Hospital but was likely taken to St. Joseph’s because that was the hospital on duty for trauma cases that evening.

No further information was available, although the police report indicated his injuries were not life-threatening.

Faker was scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Kitsap County Superior Court, however he did not appear.

No further information was available at press time.

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