Alaska State Troopers arrested an Emmonak man yesterday for allegedly going after another resident with an ax.
Gunner Gregory, age 25, is accused of third degree assault and misconduct involving a weapon. The incident began with a fight with his brother on Monday afternoon. Gregory allegedly wrestled with him in their father’s living room, then walked out of the house and grabbed an ax. In an affidavit filed by Trooper Mark Granda, Gregory’s father says that he followed his son outside and tried to reason with him, but when Gregory saw another Emmonak resident close by, he allegedly swung his ax at the man’s head. The man says that he ducked and ran to safety in the Gregory family's house.
In Trooper Granda’s affidavit, Gregory’s father stated that he never felt threatened by his son, but started to feel concerned. He went inside and called the Troopers. When Trooper Granda arrived at the home, the younger Gregory was standing on the porch with a rifle. He never shot it at anyone, his father says, and he never pointed it at anyone either. Trooper Granda arrested him without further incident.
Gregory was intoxicated at the time of the alleged incident. His next hearing is scheduled for December 1.