Man smites brother in Oak Harbor parking lot

A 25-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of assaulting his brother in a parking lot disagreement over who has “the better life and the most stuff,” court documents indicate.

Prosecutors charged Colt Borgeson in Island County Superior Court Aug. 19 with assault in the second degree, a felony domestic violence charge.

According to the report by Oak Harbor Police Officer Lisa Powers, the alleged victim said he and a female friend were walking out of the Oak Harbor Kmart on Aug. 11 when they were confronted by Borgeson. The man said Borgeson wouldn’t let him get into his car and started arguing about having a better life and more stuff.

The man said Borgeson swung at him, punching him once in the face. Powers wrote that the man’s nose appeared to be broken.

The woman told the police officer that Borgeson had also pushed her and punched her in the face, the report states, but she didn’t want to press charges.

If convicted of the charge, Borgeson could face from three to nine months in jail under the standard sentencing range.


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