Southwest Alaska man held on suspicion of attempted murder

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 30-year-old southwest Alaska man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firing a gun twice at a household member.

Alaska State Troopers on Sunday arrested Don White of Nunapitchuk (noo-NAH-pit-chuk) on a boat on the Johnson River outside the village northwest of Bethel.

He was held without bail at the Bethel jail and was not allowed to receive a phone call Monday morning.

Troopers on Sunday took a call of an intoxicated man firing shots and threatening to kill household members.

Bethel troopers flew to Nunapitchuk, and as they approached White’s house, spotted him in a boat. The pursued and boarded the boat.

He’s charged with attempted murder, assault, weapons misconduct, boating under the influence of alcohol and possession of alcohol in a dry village.