Alleged South Whidbey stabber violates court orders

A South Whidbey man accused of stabbing another man in the leg during a robbery Jan. 1 managed to get himself into more trouble while in jail, according to the Island County Prosecutor’s Office.

Kevin Brown, 37, appeared in Island County Superior Court on Feb. 9.

Deputy Prosecutor Chris Anderson asked the judge to revoke Brown’s bail because he had attempted to make third-party contact with the victim and witnesses, a violation of court orders.

Brown called friends from the jail and asked them to contact the victim and witnesses for him, according to Anderson.

Brown was being held on $50,000 bail.

Brown’s attorney didn’t dispute the recommendation.

Judge Vickie Churchill agreed and revoked Brown’s bail, which means he’ll remain in jail until the case is resolved.

In addition, Anderson amended the charges against Brown to assault in the second degree, robbery in the first degree and tampering with a witness.

According to court records, Brown was at the victim’s house with other people, including his girlfriend, on the night of the attack.

The victim went into his bedroom to look for shoes and Brown followed him in. He allegedly struck the 42-year-old man over the head with a large glass lamp, knocking him down, according to Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Brown told the victim to give him “everything you got” and pulled out a large knife; the man threw his wallet at Brown, the sheriff’s office reported.

When Brown bent to pick up the wallet, the resident kicked at him and Brown stabbed him in the leg. Brown and his girlfriend then fled, according to Wallace.

Deputies tracked the pair to a travel trailer parked beside a Delphi Street house. The girlfriend exited the trailer, but Brown refused repeated commands to come out.

A search warrant was obtained and members of the Island County Sheriff’s Office warrant service team entered the trailer and located Brown hiding under a pile of blankets between the mattress and the wall, the sheriff’s office reported in a press release.