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Police say man allegedly involved in fake kidnapping scheme assaulted ex-girlfriend, brother

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CAMAS, WA (KPTV) -

A man who police believe was involved in a botched fake kidnapping scheme last month has been arrested, accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and his brother. 

On Saturday afternoon, officers responded to a report of an assault at 1732 NW 6th Ct. in Camas.

According to the Camas Police Department, the victim, 40-year-old woman, escaped to a neighbor’s house and said that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, 36-year-old Justin Gibson. Her face was bloody and she reported that she had been choked by Justin Gibson and then hit in the head with a baseball bat. She was taken to the hospital. 

Police arrested Justin Gibson at the scene. During their investigation, officers found dried blood and evidence of another assault that had occurred in the same home. Officers learned Justin Gibson had also assaulted his brother, Joseph Gibson, the day before, according to police. 

Joseph Gibson was admitted to a Vancouver hospital Friday with serious injuries after he was driven there by his brother Justin Gibson, who told hospital staff he had fallen out of a tree. 

Joseph Gibson suffered multiple broken bones, including a broken femur as well as bruising, internal injuries, a gunshot wound to the leg, and burns from a cigarette and cigar. He told police he had been beaten over several hours with items such as golf clubs, wooden sticks, a billy club, and shot with a .22 caliber rifle. 

Both victims are expected to survive their injuries. Police believe the motivation for the assaults was Justin Gibson’s belief that his brother and ex-girlfriend were attempting to frame him for a crime and poison him. 

Justin Gibson arrested booked into Clark County Jail on two counts of domestic violence assault-1st degree and two counts of domestic violence assault-2nd degree. 

The Gibson brothers were alleged to have been involved in a botched fake kidnapping scheme with their roommate John McPhail, which police say was later determined to be an effort by McPhail to extort money from his own mother. 

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