Suspect Sought in Felony Assault

City of Olympia
Date of Release: November 03, 2017

Lt Sam Costello

Suspect Sought in Felony Assault

On November 2, 2017 Olympia Police were dispatched to a report of an assault, which occurred in a wooded area adjacent to the 3300 block of Martin Way on Olympia’s east side. The incident occurred in an encampment in the woods nearby that location. Both the suspect and victim appear to be street dependent and living in that area. A hammer was used by the suspect during the assault, who struck the victim male in the head and fractured his skull. The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious but not (at this time) life-threatening injuries.


Olympia Police investigators are actively seeking James Fagan, age 34, for his believed involvement in this crime. His whereabouts are currently unknown.


Those with information about this crime or Fagan’s location should contact Detective Al Weinnig (360)239-3898 or Detective Sergeant Jeff Herbig (360)239-1154.