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Man arrested after pulling gun on citizen


August 2, 2018

Police arrested a 36-year-old Haines man early Sunday morning for allegedly slashing a car’s tires and pulling a gun on a pedestrian who attempted to stop him.

The pedestrian witnessed the man slash tires on a vehicle parked across the street from the Pioneer Bar at around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the criminal complaint. The citizen ran after the man and told him to stop.

“As [the pedestrian] was running toward the man, the man pulled a gun out of his pocket whereby [the pedestrian] stopped and backed up,” the criminal complaint says. The pedestrian then reported the man to the police.

An officer responded and contacted the suspect walking west on Main Street. After searching him, the officer found a semi-automatic handgun in his waistband and a knife in his pocket. The citizen later identified the suspect as the man who he witnessed slash the tires and threaten him with a gun.

The man denied the accusations, police said.

Damage to the tires is estimated at between $250 to $749.

Police charged the man with assault in the third degree, a Class C felony, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

The man appeared in court Wednesday. He will appear in Superior Court for his arraignment.


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