Bremerton man allegedly assaults and strangles ex-girlfriend inside her residence

Irwin Giles was arrested for domestic violence, burglary and theft

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:56pm
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A 22-year-old Bremerton man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly assaulting and strangling a woman inside her residence.

According to the incident report, Irwin Giles showed up at the woman’s house in Bremerton and began banging on her door, which she ignored. Giles — who previously had been in a relationship with the woman — continued by allegedly yelling at her through the bedroom window and then began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, claiming he would stay all night if he had to.

The two began to talk through a closed door and she agreed to order Giles a Lyft ride, according to Bremerton Police. The woman then explained to Giles that his phone had no cellular service and needed Wi-Fi to operate, to which he offered to order his own ride if given the Wi-Fi password.

When she opened the door to give Giles the password, Giles allegedly pushed his way in the residence and grabbed her before tackling her and holding her down on the bed, documents read. He then began strangling her, while she tried to scream, but Giles covered her mouth, per the report.

While this was occurring, the victim allegedly tried to grab her phone and call the police. Giles grabbed the phone before she could grasp it and threw the phone at the front door, yelling “if you call the police you’ll regret it,” before leaving the residence.

Authorities arrived on scene shortly after and attempted a canine track, but Giles was not located, per BPD. At this time, the victim noted that her car keys and house keys, which had been on the window ledge in the living room, were gone. She claimed she contacted Giles about that, but he told her he did not have them, the report states.

The victim later told authorities that her throat was still sore from the assault. Giles was taken into custody around 7 a.m. that morning at his residence where he was arrested for burglary, domestic violence assault and theft. Giles is being held on bail for $50,000.

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