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Four men break-in and beat BI resident at his home

A Bainbridge man was beaten in his home by four young men just after midnight on Saturday, according to the Bainbridge police department.

At about 12:30 a.m., four suspects, between the ages of 18 and 20, entered the Day Road home after kicking in its front door, police said. They allegedly kicked and punched the 21-year-old man in his house for several minutes, then out on a deck, where large blood stains were found by police.

The man suffered several injuries, including abrasions on his face, a large bruise on the side of his head, swollen lips, a large abrasion on his back and scuffed knuckles.

The suspects also reportedly threatened the man’s mother, who hid in a closet during the beating, and assaulted a second male in the home, according to police. Police did not report injuries for the second man.

The suspects, all Bainbridge residents, were angry that the man had allegedly accused one or all of them of thievery, police said.

The man and suspects had been socializing and drinking beer together earlier that evening. After they parted ways, the man noticed that an iPod, pack of cigarettes and a DVD were missing. He drove to one of the suspect’s homes to confront him. Finding that the suspect was not home, the man told the suspect’s mother about the theft and returned home.

One of the suspects, 20, was arrested Monday and has been cooperating with investigators, police said. He was taken to the Kitsap County jail and booked on suspicion of burglary and assault, with bail set at $40,000.

The three other suspects remain at large. One of them has fled to Hawaii, according to police.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call (206) 842-5211.