Bremerton man arrested after alleged assault on wife and cutting his mother-in-law with knife

Nathaniel Cantu allegedly held his wife by her hair, hit her before cutting mother-in-law

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:51pm
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A 45-year-old Bremerton man was arrested Sunday after allegedly assaulting his wife and cutting his mother-in-law with a knife.

According to the incident report, Nathaniel Cantu was holding his wife by the hair, hitting her and put his hands around her neck. Cantu’s mother-in-law tried to intervene before he allegedly punched her in the chest and threw his wife down the stairs. Cantu then retreated to his room and came out with a black pocket knife before cutting his mother-in-law with it, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

There was a struggle over the knife and ultimately the knife was taken out of Cantu’s grasp before he ran outside towards the neighbor’s driveway, the incident report reads. Cantu’s wife told A KCSO deputy that he has a long history of violence and had almost killed her a previous time.

She allegedly told Cantu before the altercation occurred that she was going to pack her things and leave him. Cantu then proceeded to lock her out of her room so she couldn’t pack her clothes, KCSO said. He then allegedly came out into the hallway where the physical altercation ensued.

When deputies spoke with Cantu, he denied that anything had happened. Blood could be seen on the hallway carpet, the report reads. Cantu was arrested for Assault 2 – Domestic Violence with bail set at $75,000.

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