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South Kitsap man arrested in June 29 stabbing

A 27-year-old South Kitsap man was arrested and booked into the Kitsap County Jail on June 29 on assault charges.

According to Deputy Scott Wilson, spokesman for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office,  the suspect as arrested on two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, one involving domestic violence against his former girlfriend. Bail was set at $500,000.

Wilson said during the early morning hours Sunday, deputies responded to a complaint from a male who reported loud noises coming from a nearby apartment in the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue SE. When they arrived at the scene, they found four people inside the apartment, two female victims, ages 21 and 22, bleeding from stab wounds. The 21-year-old had multiple stab wounds and the other female received two wounds.

According to the arrest report, the 21-year-old female victim, from South Kitsap, is the former girlfriend of the suspect. The 22-year-old is from Port Orchard. A fourth person in the apartment was a 30-year-old man who was discovered intoxicated in the bathroom. According to witnesses, the suspect and his former girlfriend reside in the same residence.

Wilson said all four persons had been out drinking at a Port Orchard business, when the suspect became upset, left early and returned to the residence. After the suspect arrived at the apartment, he began throwing and breaking things. When the other three people return, an argument erupts between the suspect, who was armed with a knife, and former girlfriend.

The 22-year-old woman attempted to intervene between the suspect and former girlfriend, and was stabbed twice.

The suspect was not injured.

Both victims were treated at the scene by deputies and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue medical personnel and transported to Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale. The injuries were not life-threatening and both women were later released, said Wilson.

Wilson said investigators are attempting to identify one of the many knives found in the apartment that was used in the assault.

 

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