Domestic violence charges add up for accused man
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
November 25, 2011 · Updated 9:47 AM
A 32-year-old Coupeville man is accused of forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home with a gun, assaulting her and preventing her from leaving on the night of Nov. 3, court documents indicate.
Kenny Youderian pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Nov. 21 to charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault with a firearm enhancement and unlawful imprisonment. They were all charged as domestic-violence related crimes.
Three deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of domestic violence at a Blazer Court in Oak Harbor in the morning of Nov. 4.
The 33-year-old woman reported that Youderian, her former boyfriend, had cupped his hand over her mouth so hard that her lips started bleeding, according to the report by Deputy Robert Davison. She also said Youderian had brought a handgun to her home and she gave it to the deputies to take away.
Youderian denied assaulting his ex-girlfriend, but said the gun belonged to his father.
The next day, the alleged victim called the deputy with much more serious allegations. She claimed Youderian had brandished the gun and forced his way into her home on Nov. 3, the report states.
The woman said Youderian hit her, kicked her, called her names, took her phone and ripped her clothes, the deputy wrote. She claimed he threw her to the floor and held the gun to the side of her head and yelled, “You don’t know what I am now,” Davison wrote in his report.
The alleged victim said she tried to escape during the night, but Youderian tackled her and dragged her into the bathroom, Davison wrote. She claimed the deputies stopped the ongoing assault when they came to her home on Nov. 4, according to the report.
If convicted of the charges, Younderian could face more than four years in prison under the standard sentencing range.
Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at email@example.com or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.