Two in ski masks break into SK home, send residents to hospital

A South Kitsap man and his brother were arrested Tuesday for allegedly shoving their way into a man’s apartment and attacking him with a golf club, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.

Christopher A. Hall, 24, of South Kitsap and Jonathan Patrick Hall, 19, a transient, were both charged this week in Kitsap County Superior Court with one count of burglary in the first degree.

According to Sheriff’s Office report, the incident began shortly before 2 a.m. when a resident of an apartment complex on the 3000 block of Navigation Lane reported that a group of men were fighting in the parking lot with baseball bats.

While en route to the scene, a deputy noted a white and red Ford Bronco leaving the area.

Once on scene, the deputy spoke with a 21-year-old man in the parking lot carrying a baseball bat.

The man put down the bat and told the deputy the two men who drove away in the Bronco had just broken into his friend’s apartment.

He said after being alerted to the alleged assault he ran over to his friend’s apartment with a baseball bat.

Once there, the man said the two suspects, wearing ski masks, approached him carrying a socket wrench, and he swung the bat at them.

He said the suspects then got into their car and drove away, hitting several parked cars and a carport beam in the parking lot before they left.

The deputy then spoke to the two male residents of the apartment who were allegedly attacked.

The first, a 21-year-old man, said he heard a knock on his door and when he opened it, two men wearing ski masks pushed their way inside and began hitting him with his own golf club, which was in the entryway.

The deputy noted the man’s right foot was injured and bleeding, and there was a large amount of blood on the floor and carpet.

He then spoke with an 18-year-old man who said he woke up to find the suspects beating up his roommate, the 21-year-old, and then they began to attack him, hitting him at least once in the head.

The second victim said he then managed to run out the sliding glass door in the back of the apartment and ran to his friend’s apartment for help.

When the deputy asked the victim if he knew the suspects, the younger man said he thought it might be the Halls.

He said they might be angry about an incident involving his ex-girlfriend, who is their sister.

Both victims were then transported to the hospital.

The deputy then drove to the suspects’ home, where he noted the same Bronco he had seen leaving the scene was parked.

He spoke to both suspects, who were fully dressed and wide awake.

They said they had just returned from the store, and the front end of the Bronco was damaged because they had hit a deer.

The older Hall, to whom the Bronco was registered, agreed to let a deputy search his vehicle. Inside the car, the deputy found a socket wrench and two ski masks.

The two men were arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail for second degree assault, first-degree burglary and first degree malicious mischief.

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