Chuathbaluk man faces multiple felonies

by Trim Nick on September 17, 2012

A Chuathbaluk man is back in jail with multiple felony charges after barricading himself in his home.

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Alaska State Troopers report that 28-year-old Randy Lee Peterson was taken into custody on Thursday after Troopers responded to a domestic violence disturbance in Chuathbaluk.

Troopers verbally contacted Peterson at his Middle Road residence, where he had barricaded himself inside. A subsequent investigation revealed that Peterson had physically assaulted a female Chuathbaluk resident earlier that morning.

Troopers say Peterson refused to cooperate, and on Thursday evening, he exited his home brandishing a large knife and approached them, waving it in an aggressive manner. Peterson resisted arrest, but was subdued by Troopers.

He was transported to Aniak, where he was remanded to the Aniak State Trooper Post pending arraignment. Peterson is being charged with Domestic Violence Assault in the 3rd degree, Assault III on a police officer, 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest and Felony Probation Violation.

Troopers say alcohol was a contributing factor in this incident. Peterson is on active felony probation and was not supposed to possess or consume alcohol as a part of his probation conditions.

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