South Kitsap suspect jailed in shooting

A 25-year-old South Kitsap man was jailed in connection with a shooting last week, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Ronald Antwan Williams, 25, was arrested at 9 p.m. on Thursday at a home on the 1000 block of Russell Avenue. He is suspected of shooting Daniel Howard Grannell, a 28-year-old Bremerton man, in the buttocks early Thursday morning.

Williams was booked into Kitsap County Jail under suspicion of first-degree assault and burglary, and held initially under $500,000 bail.

He made a preliminary appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court on Friday, and was expected to be formally charged yesterday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the incident began shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, when neighbors near a mobile home on the 4000 block of Oakhurst Lane in South Kitsap reported hearing gunshots, then a vehicle quickly fleeing the area.

When deputies responded, they discovered a vehicle outside that had been reported stolen from Pierce County, but were reportedly not allowed entrance into the residence for a protracted period of time.

Once inside the home, deputies reportedly discovered Grannell inside with a single gunshot injury to his buttocks.

The other occupant of the home, a 21-year-old South Kitsap woman, said she did not immediately open the door to the deputies because she knew Grannell had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections for escape.

Grannell was first transported to Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma for medical treatment. Upon his release, he was booked into jail for the felony escape warrant.

The woman was interviewed and released.

Upon searching the residence, deputies recovered two rifles and a handgun, plus associated ammunition. At least two of the weapons were reportedly stolen.

One, a 7.62mm SKS semi-automatic rifle, was identified as having been stolen during a burglary in Mason County, and the second, a .22 caliber Ruger semi-automatic rifle, was identified as having been stolen during a burglary in Poulsbo.

The third weapon, a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun, is still being traced.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are still be investigated.

Anyone with information concerning this shooting are asked to contact Det. Ken Smith at (360) 337-4998.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at (800) CRIME-13.

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