BI man back in jail after recent rape charge

A Bainbridge Island man is back in jail after being accused of coming too close to a woman he is suspected of sexually assaulting, according to the Bainbridge Island Police Department.

Markus A. Felder, 27 was accused by Kitsap County prosecutors of second-degree rape Feb. 3. Police arrested him Feb. 1, saying in Kitsap County Superior Court documents he’d raped an adult woman at a High School Road address.

Felder told police the encounter was consensual, court documents said.

The 27-year-old posted $50,000 bond and was released with restrictions, including that he couldn’t come within 500 feet of the alleged victim’s home, school or workplace.

Police say he violated that restriction and may have attempted to confront her. A new warrant for his arrest was issued and he turned himself in Friday, Bainbridge police said.

He’s being held on $100,000 bail pending trial. His next date in Kitsap County Superior Court is May 5.