Napavine man accused of beating his neighbor on Sunday charged with assault 


A Napavine man accused of attacking his neighbor on Sunday and hitting him in the head until he fell unconscious has been charged with one count of second-degree assault. 

The charge is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 

Jeromy Jayson Burdick, 41, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail just before 9:10 p.m. on June 9 after the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault off of U.S. Highway 12, according to jail records and court documents. 

The reporting party told dispatchers that her neighbors, Burdick and a woman who is not currently facing felony charges stemming from this incident, had shown up at their residence and assaulted her and her roommate. 

Burdick called 911 while deputies were en route to report that he had been attacked, according to court documents. 

When questioned, the initial reporting party said that Burdick hit her roommate several times and knocked her to the ground while the female neighbor kept pushing her. She reported that her roommate had been knocked unconscious for some time before she was able to help him up from the ground and call 911. 

She reported “there had been some past issues” between the neighbors, as Burdick and the woman had previously accused them of theft. 

The victim reported “that he remembered Burdick hit him at least one time but was having difficulty recalling,” according to court documents. He reportedly “could not remember a lot of what happened and was repeating himself,” which led medics to believe he had sustained a head injury. 

Responding deputies noted several blood droplets leading from the front porch to inside the residence, where the victim was sitting on the couch and holding a bloody paper towel to his face. The victim’s “entire face and head were covered with blood, as well as the upper portion of his chest,” according to court documents. 

He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation. 

When questioned, Burdick reportedly “advised of the previous issues with the neighbors” and said “today everything escalated” when the woman at Burdick’s residence and the victim’s roommate began arguing. 

Burdick allegedly reported he was holding the screen door shut to prevent the male neighbor from going outside where the two women were arguing, and said the male neighbor “swung at him but did not hit him,” according to court documents.
At that point, Burdick allegedly said he “lost his shit” and “went to town by hitting him with his fists,” according to court documents. 

The deputy who interviewed Burdick reportedly noted “Burdick’s right hand and knuckles were bloody,” according to court documents. 

Burdick’s bail is set at $10,000. 

Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, June 13. 

A no-contact order prohibiting Burdick from going within 1,000 feet of his neighbor’s residence is in effect until the case is resolved.