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North Kitsap High School student faces assault charges
POULSBO — A student at North Kitsap High School is being charged as an adult for the assault of his teenage girlfriend.
Bradley James Woodcock, 18, of Poulsbo has been charged with second-degree assault with a special allegation of domestic violence in Kitsap County District Court.
North Kitsap High School officials brought the matter to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office’s attention on Nov. 18 after students came forth with cell phone pictures of their friend. The pictures showed bruises that Woodcock allegedly left.
Woodcock allegedly assaulted his 17-year-old girlfriend on Nov. 6 during her brief stay with him.
According to a sheriff’s report on the incident, the girlfriend told a deputy that Woodcock gets angry when he smokes marijuana, and that neither she nor his guardian approve of him smoking pot. The girlfriend found a bong in Woodcock’s room on
Nov. 6 and said she would report it to his guardian.
Woodcock allegedly responded by grabbing a hold of the girl’s wrists and said, “You’re not going to be a snitch.”
He then allegedly placed his hands around the girl’s neck and squeezed as he threw her against a wall and other parts of the room. The girl told Woodcock that she could not breathe, according to the report.
The girl reportedly hit her head on Woodcock’s bed frame and the wind was knocked out of her as she was thrown to the floor. Woodcock then allegedly stomped on her hip. The girl told a deputy that Woodcock later complained that his heel hurt from stomping on her and iced it.
She provided pictures of the bruises on her hip to deputies.
After being thrown to the floor, the girl got free and ran for the door, but Woodcock allegedly grabbed her by the hair, causing her to hit her head on the door frame. Woodcock reportedly said, “You think I’m playing …you don’t mess with me.”
The girl picked up a pair of small scissors and attempted to protect herself with them but Woodcock was able to remove the scissors from her hands, causing nicks on her hands.
The alleged assault resulted in a visit to the hospital for a cut to the girl’s eye that she received as she was knocked against a desk in the room after Woodcock allegedly hit her.
It was the second visit to a hospital from an alleged encounter with Woodcock.
The girl also reported to deputies that Woodcock had previously pushed her down some stairs in another incident, causing her to hit her chin on a cinder block.
The fall reportedly resulted in four stitches. She said that the couple lied about it to doctors so Woodcock would not get in trouble.
Woodcock reportedly later admitted to the incident on the stairs to deputies, and said they had lied about how it occurred.
He reportedly denied the allegation that he hit the girl, causing her head to strike the desk. Woodcock reportedly said that she instead passed out, causing her to fall into the desk.
Woodcock is scheduled to be in Kitsap County District Court on Dec. 19.