Bremerton man jailed after allegedly ramming wife’s car

Posted 9/10/21

A 23-year-old Bremerton man was jailed on $100,000 bail after he allegedly rammed his estranged wife’s car and tried to run her off the road near Bridgehaven last week.

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Bremerton man jailed after allegedly ramming wife’s car

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A 23-year-old Bremerton man was jailed on $100,000 bail after he allegedly rammed his estranged wife’s car and tried to run her off the road near Bridgehaven last week.

Yordi Giovanni Silva Lomeli was arrested just after 1:30 a.m. Aug. 25 for second-degree assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly crashing into the woman’s vehicle. 

The woman told police Silva Lomeli rammed the back of her car and drove past her, then angled his vehicle in front of her’s and forced her to a halt.

He then allegedly began pounding on one of her car windows and demanded that she talk to him.

Fearing for her safety, she called her father and Silva Lomeli drove off toward the Hood Canal Bridge.

The woman’s father rushed to his daughter’s car, then took her home. He then left to find Silva Lomeli.

He later found him in Kitsap County and an altercation ensued.

After an interview with Bremerton police, Silva Lomeli was brought back to Jefferson County by a Kitsap County deputy and handed over to authorities on the western end of the Hood Canal Bridge.

At the time of his arrest, Silva Lomeli had been under investigation for an alleged attempt to kidnap the woman from the east Bremerton area and take her against her will to Mexico with their two young children, according to court documents. 

The woman, 21, of Port Ludlow, sought and received a protection order in Kitsap County against Silva Lomeli.

Silva Lomeli made his first appearance in Jefferson County Superior Court
Aug. 25.

He is set to be arraigned on five charges this week: second-degree assault with a deadly weapon (domestic violence); violation of a no-contact, protection or restraining order; fourth-degree assault (domestic violence); hit-and-run; and reckless driving.

During his first court appearance, Deputy Prosecutor Anna K. Phillips noted the severity of the allegations against Silva Lomeli.

“The facts are quite alarming,” Phillips said.

What was more alarming, Phillips added, was that Silva Lomeli had been arrested for assaulting the same woman Aug. 10 and was released on $35,000 bail two days later, and ordered to not have any contact with the victim.

“And then, within two weeks, this case occurred,” she said.

Phillips also noted that during his earlier arrest, he tried to escape from the police car while being taken to jail.

During the kidnapping incident, Phillips stressed Silva Lomeli wanted to return to his children in Mexico, but his wife didn’t want to go and was able to talk her way out of it.

She requested bail be set at $100,000 and Superior Court Judge Keith Harper agreed.

Silva Lomeli’s arraignment was set for Friday, Sept. 3.

The alleged kidnapping attempt was Aug. 18. The woman had been on her way to meet a co-worker in Bremerton when Silva Lomeli showed up and began arguing with her.

When she tried to drive away, she said Silva Lomeli began following her, “trying to intersect her and cause an accident,” a Port Townsend police officer wrote in a report on the incident.

She said she drove to a Safeway in Bremerton where her friend would usually pick her up, and Silva Lomeli followed her to the grocery store. 

The woman also said Silva Lomeli struck her and forced her into his car.

She was able to escape after telling him she had a court date in Port Townsend. When the pair entered the Jefferson County Courthouse, the wife went into the Juvenile Services Office on the third floor and found someone who spoke Spanish. Silva Lomeli then ran down the stairs and out of the building.

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