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.