Kitsap County Court Cases

2nd-degree rape

A warrant is out for a 37-year-old Hansville man for second-degree rape.

Bail was set at $100,000 May 11 in Kitsap County Superior Court. Maximum sentence is life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

The rape was reported Feb. 13, 2010 when a 16-year-old girl was staying at a friend’s house. A brother came home about 3 a.m. Feb. 14 and they all were drinking.

The sister fell asleep around 6 a.m. while the friend and brother went into his room to watch TV. She fell asleep, and woke up about two hours later, remembering that she was raped.

The warrant is issued to obtain DNA from the suspect for comparison. Court papers say he has been avoiding police for some time.

Escape charge

A 32-year-old Poulsbo man was in Superior Court May 16 on a charge of second-degree escape

He faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Bail was set at $50,000.

A Kitsap deputy was called to St. Michael Medical Center May 15 at 9:48 p.m. because a patient just “made a run for it.”

The patient had been taken from the jail to a mental health facility. He complained of chest pains so he was taken to the hospital.

The nurse said no one told her he should be detained, so he was allowed to walk out. He ran into the woods north of the hospital. Police got a call from the suspect’s girlfriend, who said he was at the Safeway in Kingston.

A few hours later, at 3:05 a.m. May 16, police found out the man changed clothes at his mom’s house and was walking westbound. Police arrested him on Port Gamble Road.

The suspect said he was “hearing voices in his head.” He explained he was able to take an Uber to a brewery, and a worker there gave him a ride to Safeway. Then he walked to his mom’s home nearby.

Knife wound

A 34-year-old Gig Harbor woman was in Superior Court May 15 on charges of second-degree robbery.

A Bremerton officer answered the call of an assault with a knife on Martin Luther King Way. The 20-year-old victim had a puncture wound on her right leg. The woman said the suspect attempted to take her phone while she was sitting at a bus stop. The attacker told her she would kill her. The victim was found in a nearby parking lot.

The victim said her attacker had a unique British accent. The officer suspected who the suspect was as they have interacted multiple times, two of which led to arrests for unprovoked assault.

The victim looked at a photo montage and identifed the suspect without hesitation.