A Bremerton man who told police he has “serious anger issues” and in 2007 was sentenced to nine years in prison for fracturing his 3-month-old daughter’s skull was charged last week for felony assault on two other children.
When prosecutors filed the two charges Friday against Jason McKinnley Hanning, 37, he was already booked into the Kitsap County Jail for failing to comply with a mental health treatment requirement from a 2019 domestic violence conviction in Bremerton Municipal Court.
Hanning is now charged with two counts of second-degree assault of a child against a 4-year-old in August and a 12-year-old in March or April.
For the assault against the 4-year-old, Hanning’s biological child, Hanning told a Kitsap County sheriff's detective he struck the boy in the face with an open hand for disobedience and giving “dirty looks,” saying, “I didn’t even hit him that hard,” according to court documents. The boy allegedly suffered a black eye.
For the assault against the 12-year-old, his partner’s child, Hanning is alleged to have strangled the child.
The investigation into Hanning started with referrals from state Department of Children, Youth and Family Services workers.
The domestic violence conviction for fourth-degree assault is for an assault in 2018 on the mother of the 4-year-old, a different woman than Hanning was living with at the time of his arrest Dec. 15.
In that case, Hanning was convicted of grabbing the woman by the hair, throwing her to the ground and slamming her head into the ground.
When Bremerton police went to arrest Hanning at his work in Silverdale, “He admitted to having serious anger issues,” an officer wrote in court documents.
In 2007 Hanning pleaded guilty to a count of first-degree assault of a child and was sentenced to 108 months in prison.
Documents say Hanning became frustrated with the noise newborn puppies were making, along with the infant’s crying, so he squeezed and shook the girl and threw her across the room.
His parental rights for the infant were terminated in 2009. He was released from prison in June 2015, according to state Department of Corrections records.
This article originally appeared on Kitsap Sun: Man sentenced in 2007 for beating infant charged with assaulting two other children