A temporary emergency warrant was issued to arrest two brothers seen on video beating and robbing a 68-year-old man on a Clallam Transit bus Thursday.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Department described the suspects, 36-year-old Channing Warren Davis, and 39-year-old Steven Rene Davis, as “very dangerous.” Both men are from Port Angeles.
Clallam County deputies and rangers from Olympic National Park were called at 5:30 p.m. to an assault in progress on a Clallam Transit bus headed to Forks.
Witnesses said two men in the back of the bus were causing a disturbance.
As the bus approached the East Beach and Highway 101 stop, a 68-year-old Neah Bay man told the men to “hold the noise down.”
The video and audio surveillance system on the bus showed that about a minute later, Channing Davis moved from the back of the bus to the seats directly behind the victim. Shortly after, Channing’s brother, Steven Davis, approached the driver.
During that time, Channing Davis is heard on video berating the victim. The bus driver is heard asking Steven Davis to put his mask back on and said that “if someone asks to keep it down, please keep it down.”
Steven Davis then approached the victim and challenged him to step off the bus. Police said Channing Davis then backhanded the victim in the face from behind and was seen on camera punching the victim in the head seven more times, while Steven Davis hit the victim 16 times in the head and torso.
As the attack continued, Steven Davis grabbed the victim around the neck and threw him to the ground, and the two brothers are then seen kicking the victim. Steven Davis then took the victim’s backpack and threw it off the bus before returning to yell at the victim and kick him a few more times.
The two men then left the bus. Channing Davis was seen putting on the victim’s backpack before both men left the scene.
The victim was taken to Olympic Medical Center. The extent of his injuries is not known.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Department issued a temporary emergency warrant for the brothers’ arrest. Both men have felony assault convictions.
Steven Davis is described as 39, Native American, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds with brown eyes and a shaved head with extensive tattoos, including ram horns on both sides of his head.
Channing Davis is described as 36, Native American, about 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call Clallam County Sheriff’s Department dispatch at 360-417-2459.
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