Crime

3 siblings arrested after altercation outside of Olympia bar

The Olympia Police Department arrested two women and one man early Thursday morning after an altercation outside of Jakes on 4th.

Antwain R. Johnson, 24, and his sister, April D. Johnson, 23, both appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon. Judge Anne Hirsch found probable cause for second-degree assault charges and set bail at $5,000 for both suspects, who live in Lacey.

The third suspect, their 23-year-old sister, who lives in Olympia, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and booked into the Olympia City Jail.

Hirsch also prohibited April Johnson and Antwain Johnson from having contact with each other and their sister if they are released on bail. Hirsch called the alleged assault “very violent,” and expressed concerns for community safety.

A police report gives the following account:

Officers responded to reports of a disturbance in front of the downtown Olympia bar just after 2 a.m. A man was sitting on the curb, bleeding from his face, and his ankle appeared to be broken. He was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital.

Several witnesses reported that one female suspect had gotten into an argument with the male victim, and she threw a hot dog in his face. A female victim stepped in, and the other female suspect, April Johnson, punched her in the face several times.

The male victim joined the altercation again, and April Johnson punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. Antwain Johnson then began to punch him in the face and chest.

An officer responded to the hospital to take the male victim’s statement, and he was told by doctors that the man had suffered a broken ankle and a fractured nose.

The Olympian does not release the names of suspects until they have appeared in court.

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