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Putty knife, dirty water used in assault at Oak Harbor construction site

A 46-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of throwing dirty water and cutting a man with a putty knife for no apparent reason, court documents state.

Prosecutors charged Bryan Street in Island County Superior Court May 4 with assault in the second degree and assault in the fourth degree.

Island County Deputy Matt Mishler investigated the June 4, 2009 assault at a job site on Marie Way near Oak Harbor. The two alleged victims said they were sitting in a truck when Street approached them, carrying a putty knife and a cup of dirty water.

One of the men said he thanked Street for getting him the job when Street “snapped” and started yelling at him. Street threw the dirty water into the truck and then slashed the driver’s arm with the putty knife, the report states.

Mishler wrote that the cut was “not deep” and less than 3 inches long.

Street could face up to a year in jail if convicted of the charges.

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