by Sue Deyoe ~ March 15th, 2011
Last week, Tim Myers,45, of Talkeetna appeared in Palmer court to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.
On October 31 of last year, Myers was arrested by Alaska State Troopers after a 911 call was received. He was accused of verbally and physically assaulting his girlfriend at the time as well as damaging property.
According to troopers, Talkeetna Emergency Services was on the scene first and found a vehicle parked along the Talkeetna Spur Road with Myers passed out inside the vehicle. The woman had escaped and run to take shelter at a friend’s house. Troopers say they found Myers passed out in the vehicle and also in possession of marijuana. He refused to take a breathalizer test. Troopers say he caused approximately $450 dollars worth of damage to the vehicle, as he kicked in a window and mirrors after assaulting his girlfriend. Troopers said the girlfriend was taken to Mat Su Regional Hospital with injuries.
Myers has been in jail in Palmer since his arrest in October. According to the court documents, he will receive one year in prison with one year suspended sentence and 3 months for first offense. The sentence also includes 4 years probation, along with anger management classes. As part of a civil case there is also a protective order. **Myers also receives a $20,000 fine.
KTNA hopes to continue coverage of domestic violence cases with a follow up to this story in the near future.