Oak Harbor man charged for stabbing man in chest

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of stabbing his sister’s boyfriend in the chest has “an extensive history” of domestic violence toward his family in Skagit County, court documents indicate.

Joshua Greene could face more than a decade in prison if convicted of the counts against him.

Prosecutors charged Greene Wednesday with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree domestic violence assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

Under the first-degree assault charge, Greene is accused of intending to “inflict great bodily harm.”

The Island County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 26-year-old victim hasn’t been cooperative with the investigation.

Two 911 calls were received from a Whitney Drive residence near Oak Harbor just after 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 4. The first was a hang-up call.

In the second, the victim reported that “he had fallen on a knife and punctured his heart,” according to the report by Deputy Scott Fortin.

Deputies arrived to find the shirtless man standing at the end of a driveway, his upper body covered in blood. The deputies saw that a laceration in the center of his chest was bleeding, the report states.

The victim initially reported that he fell on a couch and a knife was in the cushion.

The man later told deputies that Greene and his girlfriend — Greene’s sister — had been arguing and Greene came after the woman.

The man said he intervened and Greene stabbed him, the report states.

The woman also said Greene had assaulted her and that her boyfriend tried to stop him. She said she tried to call 911, but Greene took her cell phone and broke it.

The deputies arrested Greene, who had blood on the side of his face.

They asked him where the knife was and he said it was in the kitchen cabinet, Fortin wrote.

Greene is being held in Island County jail on $50,000 bail.


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