A 27-year-old man was charged Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court after leading police on a high-speed chase in North Kitsap on Thursday afternoon.
A woman told sheriff’s deputies that a man known to her had stolen her car earlier in the day and hit her with a pistol. When she ran from the car the woman said the man shot at her.
Later in the day, they met at a gas station on Highway 3 so she could get the car back, but the man drove off, according to court documents. The woman called 911 at about 4:39 p.m.
Deputies spotted the 2004 BMW on Sawdust Hill Road and tried to pull the car over, but the driver fled, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph, according to court documents. During the chase, the BMW struck two other cars.
The BMW came to a stop on NE Gunderson Road, where the suspect fled on foot before he was taken into custody.
The man denied he had a gun, saying that the woman was trying to get him in trouble after they fought because he wouldn’t give her more heroin. Small amounts of meth and heroin were found on him. No gun was recovered.
He said they had been in a dating relationship for three days and had been “arguing the whole time,” according to court documents.
The man was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of meth.