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Indianola man charged with assault in alleged stabbing

INDIANOLA — An Indianola man has been charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed his brother in the back.

Jeffery James Allen, 26, has been charged in Kitsap County District Court. Allen was arrested on Aug. 24 at an Indianola beach house not far from his brother’s home where the two allegedly got into a fight and the stabbing occurred.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call at 4:52 p.m. on Aug. 24 that was placed by Allen’s brother, according to a sheriff’s report. The brother reportedly said over the phone that he was stabbed between his shoulder blades and was feeling dizzy. The caller, however, said that he did not want police to enter his residence and that he had firearms.

Deputies soon arrived at the brother’s home where he was being helped to walk outside by a relative. The brother was wearing a bloody shirt. He was then tended to by medical personnel. The sheriff’s report notes that the brother appeared intoxicated at the scene.

A deputy checked the home for any further danger using a ballistic shield. The deputy saw loose ammunition laying around the home, but did not find any further threats.

Earlier, Allen came to his brother’s home but was told to leave, according to the report. When the brother turned away from Allen, he allegedly stabbed him in the back twice. Allen took the knife with him, according to the brother’s version of events.

Relatives at the scene told deputies that Allen was at their nearby beach home. Allen was found at the home and he reportedly cooperated with deputies.

Allen reportedly told deputies that he received numerous death threats from his brother recently. He said he didn’t call the police about the threats because his family asked him not to, according to the report.

Allen said he went to his brother’s home that day to talk about the threats, but was greeted with a shotgun, according to the report. Allen reportedly said that the gun was never pointed at him, but his brother tried to strike him with the butt of the gun repeatedly and swung it at him like a baseball bat. Allen reportedly injured his elbow in the scuffle with the shotgun. He allegedly then drew his pocket knife and stabbed his brother and left the scene.

Allen handed the knife to deputies. The knife didn’t have any blood or marks on it, according to the report. Allen was arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Allen was in Kitsap District Court on Aug. 25.

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