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SK man arrested after attacking girlfriend with a chainsaw

A 51-year-old South Kitsap man was charged with second-degree assault on Monday after allegedly smashing his girlfriend’s head into a door and slashing her arm with a chainsaw.

Shawn Robert Warner, 51, was arrested Friday, April 30, after his girlfriend called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s incident report, when a deputy arrived at the residence on Quail Ridge Road the victim was bleeding profusely from the mouth and screaming hysterically.

She told the deputy that earlier in the evening Warner had been drinking and the pair began arguing. She said he is often violent and she was afraid to stay there.

When she threatened to leave, however, she said he punched her in the face, knocking her down. He shoved her several times, she said, then grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head into the front door, knocking out two of her front teeth and breaking her nose.

The victim said Warner then picked up a chainsaw sitting in the hall and swung it at her, cutting her on the arm and telling her he was “going to split her head open.”

According to the Sheriff’s department, in all likelihood the suspect had not turned on the chainsaw before he allegedly used it to attack the victim.

According to the deputies, the woman had a deep laceration near her right wrist, cuts on her nose and shoulder, her front teeth were chipped and broken and one of her toenails was smashed.

While the victim was being interviewed, two other deputies located Warner’s vehicle parked at a nearby house. With the help of a search dog, the deputies located the suspect and another male hiding behind the residence.

When approached by the deputy, Warner agreed to talk after being read his rights. He said the victim and he began arguing because she accused him of cheating on her.

She then slapped him, he said, and he hit her once in the face, but that was all.

Warner was then arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail for second-degree assault, with an added allegation of domestic violence.

His bail was set at $250,000.

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