On Sunday night, Alaska State Troopers arrested a Talkeetna man on two counts of assault as well as reckless endangerment. Troopers say that they responded to a reported assault around 8:30 in Downtown Talkeetna. They say that 28 year old Dylan Annis assaulted a juvenile family member multiple times over the course of the day. Because the alleged victim is a juvenile, most details are not available. Annis was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was held without bail.
On Sunday night, Alaska State Troopers arrested a Talkeetna man on domestic violence charges. Troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence on G Street in East Talkeetna at 11:41 pm. Troopers say that Charles Hager, age 30, caused injury to another resident of the house, specifically a cut tongue. Hager is also accused of breaking glass items in the house and stabbing the wall with a knife. Hager was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree. He was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held without bail.
Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, says that multiple counts of assault can occur for a variety of reasons, and that placing someone in fear of physical harm and causing injury can be treated as separate charges. On Tuesday morning, the Alaska State Troopers provided additional information. Megan Peters says the charges are not a case of intimate partner violence, and that domestic violence can apply to any situation where people are cohabitating.
On Saturday night, the Alaska State Troopers arrested a Talkeetna man after a domestic violence incident downtown. Robert Reichert is charged with assault, criminal mischief, and driving without a valid license. Troopers say that Reichert recklessly injured a family member and intentionally broke two cell phones. The call came in to troopers just before midnight on Saturday. Reichert was contacted near Mile 2 of the Talkeetna Spur Road in his truck. He was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer, where he is being held without bail.
KTNA’s Lorien Nettleton talks with behavior health specialist Ceci Schoenberger and intern Jayme Spires about domestic abuse in our communities. The hour of audio is divided into three parts.
More links to information on Domestic Abuse after the jump:
Governor Parnell outlined elements of his proposed budget during Wednesday Night’s State of the State address, including budget items for public safety and the Choose Respect campaign, an effort to stamp out and eliminate Domestic Violence
Governor’s Choose Respect at the State of the State Address(5:50″)
A Houston man was arrested in Willow on Monday afternoon for violating a Domestic Violence Protective Order. According to Trooper reports, 49-year-old Jeffery Laplant of Houston violated the Protective Order by appearing at the workplace of a woman who had a petition against him. Troopers responded at approximately 3 pm, and after an investigation, Laplant was placed under arrest and transported to MatSu pretrial and remanded on the charge of violating a Domestic Violence Protective Order. He is currently being held with out bail.
Cici Schoenberger, Behavioral Health Provider at Sunshine Community Health Center, Janice Stormer, Court Advocate for Alaska Family Services, and Ashley Peltier, Children’s Outreach Advocate for Alaska Family Services, join host Charlie Loeb for a studio discussion about domestic violence. They talk about the definition of domestic abuse / violence, who it affects, who is likely to become a victim or abuser, the behavior of the abused and the abuser, eighteen warning signs of abuse, how to help someone you believe is in an abusive relationship, some of the difficulties that might arise when the court system is involved. The program is almost an hour.
Local services available: Upper Susitna Support Services: through Sunshine Community Health Center: 733-2273, a range of information, services, and funds for survivors. Alaska Family Services: 24 hour helpline: 907-746-4080 and a range of services.
CHOOSE RESPECT – About 30 Talkeetna residents gathered to march Saturday for survivors of domestic violence and shed more light on the Governor’s efforts to try and end domestic violence in Alaska.
Over 60 communities in Alaska are taking part in the Governor’s Choose Respect campaign. An Upper Susitna Support group has been planning an event for months and has scheduled their walk for respect on Saturday, rather than next Thursday, the day the Governor’s march is held in Anchorage. (for the stories mentioned, go to our archives for more information)