Oak Harbor man allegedly takes revenge by stabbing

A 21-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of stabbing his cousin in the leg because he was mad at him for mistreating his girlfriend, court documents indicate.

Prosecutors charged 21-year-old Anthony Woods in Island County Superior Court Aug. 15 with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies responded to a 911 call from the alleged victim early in the morning of Aug. 13. The man said he was hiding from Woods in bushes outside their Highway 20 home.

The deputies arrived to find the 22-year-old man’s pants were saturated with blood from a wound in the knee area.

The victim said he and his girlfriend were talking in the garage when Woods came in; the two men started arguing because Woods didn’t like the way he treated his girlfriend.

Woods allegedly pulled out a kitchen knife and threatened his cousin. The man didn’t believe Woods would use the knife and “called his bluff.” Woods suddenly slammed the knife into his cousin’s knee, according to the deputy’s report on the incident.

Woods allegedly said he was in the Italian mafia and that there’s a hit on his cousin’s head.

Woods, however, denied that he stabbed his cousin. He said they did have an argument about the way his cousin treats women, but he had no idea how he got hurt. Woods said the man is unstable and may have some mental issues.

If convicted of the charge against him, Woods could face from three to nine months under the standard sentencing range.


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