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Emmonak Fugitive Found Next To Trooper Post After Weeks On The Run

Mar 28, 2018

Michael Redfox, age 27, is accused of repeatedly strangling his girlfriend in Emmonak on March 3, 2018.

Update March 30, 2018: According to Assistant Public Defender Jane Imholte, State Troopers spotted Michael Redfox near their station for a reason. After three weeks on the run, Redfox was planning to turn himself in on the advice of counsel.

If you’re running from the law, you probably shouldn’t hang out next to an Alaska State Trooper station. An escaped fugitive was arrested in Emmonak this week when the Troopers spotted him on the road by their office.

Michael Redfox, age 27, is accused of repeatedly strangling his girlfriend earlier this month in an argument over a batch of homebrew. An Emmonak Village Police Officer arrested him, but Redfox gave him the slip and ran, still handcuffed, into the woods outside of town.

That was several weeks ago. The Troopers finally caught up with Redfox on Monday morning and transported him to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center. Spokesperson Megan Peters says that they suspect someone helped Redfox hide from them.

Redfox is charged with four counts of assault in varying degrees, and one count of escape. He was arraigned in Bethel Wednesday afternoon and his bail is set at $51,000.