29-year-old held after allegedly punching police officer

Police say the man punched two and “dumped a bag of candy on a woman’s head”

29-year-old held after allegedly punching police officer

A Silverdale man has been charged with felony assault after he allegedly punched a police officer in the face at the Bremerton ferry terminal Friday.

Twenty-nine-year-old Alexis D. Smith faces three counts of assault after police say he attacked BPD Officer Ryan Avery, punched another man and “dumped a bag of candy” on a woman’s head.

Officers said the attacks were commited without provocation. A mental health evatuation was ordered by Superior Court Judge William C. Houser.

A Bremerton police officer responded at 5:36 p.m. to a report that Officer Avery had been punched at the ferry terminal, according to a certificate of probable cause filed in Kitsap County on Monday.

Avery “had tried to contact a male who was being disruptive at the terminal,” the filing states, “yelling profanities and racial slurs.”

When Avery approached the subject, the report states, “Smith turned and punched Officer Avery in the mouth, knocking him to the ground.”

According to police, Smith punched another man in the face as he was attempting to leave. Avery then deployed a Taser and arrested the suspect, the report said.

In interviews with witnesses, police say they were told that Smith had also “dumped a bag of candy on a woman’s head” without provocation, according to the report.

Smith was charged with three counts of assault — one felony, and two gross misdemeanors. He has a prior conviction for harassment in Kitsap County dating to 2013.

A competency hearing has been scheduled for December 24.

The maximum penalty for felony assault in the third degree is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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