Poulsbo man charged with assaulting child
February 22, 2013 · Updated 10:48 AM
POULSBO — Anthony S. Clement, 27 of Poulsbo, is charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with third-degree assault of a child.
Kitsap County Sheriff deputies responded to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor on Feb. 19, where the suspect being treated for emotional stress. Other deputies interviewed the alleged victim, the suspect’s three-year-old child, who told officers the suspect hit him on the head five times.
Officers reported a scratch to an upper eye lid, redness and bruising on the left side of the child’s face.
Clement said he never hit the child in the face, but reportedly told officers the child “does stress him out and get him mad.”
Clement was booked into Kitsap County Jail on $150,000 bail, later lowered to $100,000.