A man was arrested last Tuesday after allegedly running over his wife’s foot before fleeing in his vehicle.
According to a certificate of probable cause, the victim stated Natano Manulauti ran over her left foot at 13th Street and Highland Avenue in Bremerton. Bremerton Fire Department medics later advised that they were going to transport the victim to the hospital, suspecting her foot might have been broken.
The victim told Bremerton police that Manulauti had been arguing with her since the day before the incident and was punching her in the sides, chest and face during the arguments. Documents go on to read that Manulauti drove her to Evergreen Park and told her he could beat up on here there and no one would know. The victim also said that Manulauti was recording her on his phone, saying he was going to use the recording against her.
Police were able to see some blue scrape marks on the pavement, which matched the color of the victim’s shoe, according to the Bremerton Police Department. BPD found the fled vehicle at a gas station on 6th Street and Park Avenue.
A K9 officer arrived and applied his K9 to the outside of Manulauti’s vehicle. The officer advised there was a positive alert and Manulauti did not want to give consent to search the vehicle, documents read. The vehicle was sent to BPD headquarters pending a search warrant.
Manulauti was transported to the Kitsap County Jail where he was booked for DV vehicular assault and assault in the fourth degree. He is being held on $75,000 bail.
Tyler Shuey is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org