Kitsap County court cases

$550K bail

Bail was set at $550,000 for a 38-year-old Port Orchard man charged in Kitsap County Superior Court July 27 with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle.

He faces 20 years in prison and $40,000 in fines.

Bremerton police probable cause papers say officers responded July 26 at 11:09 a.m. to a man slumped over in the driver’s seat in a vehicle in the 3200 block of Rickey Road in Bremerton.

The suspect was found asleep not far away in a stolen vehicle out of Bremerton. Police put spike strips around the car then woke him up. He put the car in reverse, but an officer was able to remove the keys from the ignition.

The suspect still tried to escape in the car and almost ran over an officer, the papers say. The suspect drove over a curb and onto grass, but when he tried to change gears to forward it would not. Officers ran over and struggled to control him.

The altercation continued even after spray was used on the suspect. Then an officer said he was going to use less-lethal ammunition to try to contain him. The suspect ran out of the car and was tazed in his right thigh. Numerous officers were then able to control and then handcuff him.

The registered owner of the stolen car affirmed the car was his. Tools used to steal motor vehicles were found in the back seat. The suspect had used a shaved key.

Once the suspect was cleared by hospital personnel at St. Michael Medical Center he was booked into the jail.

Couple kidnapping

A 65-year-old Bremerton man and his wife of the same age were charged in Superior Court July 27 with unlawful imprisonment.

They each face five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. They also are both charged with fourth-degree assault, which carries a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Bail was set at $100,000 each.

Bremerton police say in probable cause papers that a man was being held in a motel room against his will at gunpoint by two men and a woman.

A man and his girlfriend were accused of using their credit card. When the man went to the room to say it wasn’t them the suspect assaulted him and refused to let him leave. The suspect pulled a gun from behind his back, pointed it at the victim and demanded his money back.

The victim feared for his life and said he’d pay the suspect even though he hadn’t taken the money. The victim was able to escape once he said he’d get the money.

When arrested the suspect said his wife told him the victim had stolen their credit card information and made an $80 charge. The alleged kidnappers apparently wanted to hold him for ransom/reward while threatening great bodily injury, causing mental distress. The victim has a seizure disorder, and paramedics evaluated him for stress caused by the crime.

Man shot

A 26-year-old Auburn man is in jail on $500,000 bail after shooting another man in Port Orchard July 22.

The suspect was charged with first-degree assault in Kitsap County Superior Court July 24. He faces life in prison.

Deputies responded to South Kitsap Urgent Care as a man was there with a gunshot wound. He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma. Staff there said the victim was shot with a 9mm bullet, but it only caused soft tissue damage.

At first, the victim was uncooperative, fearing retaliation. But then he said he was in a travel trailer in the 8500 block of Toad Road in Port Orchard with his girlfriend when he heard someone outside yelling something about stolen property.

When he went outside the suspect was there pointing a gun at him. He fired three shots, one hitting the victim in the right hip. The suspect’s girlfriend said he believed the victim had burglarized their home a few weeks earlier and stolen jewelry. The suspect later surrendered.

Child molestation

A 39-year-old Silverdale man was in Superior Court July 28 charged with first-degree child molestation.

Bail was set at $55,000. Maximum penalty is life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Bremerton police probable cause papers say on June 12 police received information from Child Protective Services about a sexual assault between 2011-13 when the victim was 4 or 5 years old.

During a police interview with her mother present July 11 the victim told officers that the suspect, her former stepfather, would watch porn on his phone in front of her and tell her not to tell anyone. One day the suspect came into her room that she shared with her brother and did a sex act while they watched porn. Later he wanted more but she said no. She thought the other stuff was not bad, but “normal.” Another time when she had pink footie pajamas on he tried to sexually assault her.

Another time he showed her a video of him and her mom sharing a sexual experience. The last incident she recalls was him showing her a book on sexual positions. She said she didn’t understand any of it, and didn’t tell her mom because she didn’t want him to get in trouble.

The suspect denied anything was done purposely, but he did say he watches a lot of porn and may be a sex addict, so they might have seen him doing things accidentally.

The couple is now divorced. Her brother-in-law was the one who told CPS.