Two people have been charged in connection with an attack that happened over the weekend in an apartment on the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton.
Dustin Michael Hetrick, 21, and Shelley Kae Thompson, 40, both of Bremerton, have been charged with first-degree assault. Thompson is Hetrick’s aunt, according to Kitsap County District Court documents.
Hetrick is a Level III sex offender who recently moved to an apartment in Bremerton.
The victim of the attack, a 42-year-old Bremerton man, was still in the hospital Monday recovering from his injuries. His condition was not available, but Bremerton Police Sgt. Kevin Crane said he suffered massive head injuries.
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Court documents say Hetrick and Thompson assaulted the victim in Thompson’s apartment after he interjected into a conversation they were having about "family matters." Thompson and Hetrick worked together to beat the man and held him against his will, according to court documents.
At one point the victim’s arms and legs were tied while he was attacked, according to court documents. The attack continued for four hours, stopping around 3 a.m. Sunday, according to reports.
Hetrick was one of two people that called 911 Sunday afternoon to report the assault. He told police everyone had been doing methamphetamine, according to documents.
Hetrick told police his aunt beat the victim for hours, kicking him and using objects around the apartment to hit him, according to reports. He also told police Thompson would not let people take the victim to the hospital, or leave the apartment, according to documents.
When police arrived to the apartment around 3 p.m. Sunday, Thompson refused to open the door. Police heard the victim yell from inside and saw blood on the door’s threshold, according to documents. Police broke down the door and found the man on the couch and blood throughout the apartment.
Police found blood on Thompson’s feet and clothing, as well as blood on the socks Hetrick was wearing, according to court documents.
Both are in Kitsap County jail on $250,000 bail.