A 58-year-old Bremerton woman was charged with assault after police say she repeatedly stabbed a man she says sexually assaulted her.
Bremerton police received a report of a stabbing around 1:52 p.m. on Monday. The incident occurred on Burwell Street, according to court documents.
The alleged victim was allegedly attacked while he was on the phone, he told police. A steak knife with a wooden handle was found at the residence which appeared to have dried blood on it, police said.
The man said during the attack he “was able to make his way to the bedroom door where he shut the door and held it shut,” a police document states.
The man escaped and walked to the Bremerton Police Department where he arrived bloody, police said. He had “six obvious puncture wounds in various places,” including on his neck, shoulders and back, an officer wrote.
Earlier that day, Kitsap Mental Health Services had been contacted about one or both of the parties involved. Both were transported to Harrison Medical Center following the incident.
Upon questioning by police in the hospital, the woman said she had been sexually assaulted twice by the man within the past 24 hours. She said she made an attempt to escape earlier that day “by jumping from his truck.”
The man confirmed a sexual relationship, but he said it was consensual.
The maximum penalty for assault with a deadly weapon in the first degree is life imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000.