Authorities seek ‘dangerous’ man in Fairbanks area
Update, 9 a.m.
Troopers contacted Kaylyn Nelson and the vehicle is accounted for. They are still looking for Michael Bracht.
Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 38-year-old man with a history of not cooperating with authorities after he ran away from his court-appointed third-party custodian Wednesday evening.
Around 6:45 p.m., troopers were notified Michael Bracht had fled a Fairbanks home on Geist Road in violation of his condition of release. Bracht, who is considered “very dangerous,” had been ordered to report to the Fairbanks Correctional Center by 5:30 p.m. to start his jail term, according to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters.
Back in September, Bracht escaped from the Northstar Center, leading Fairbanks police and troopers on a high-speed chase that led to a 10-hour standoff in which he threatened to kill himself and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Kaylyn Nelson. Authorities used a ram device to smash the windows of Bracht’s vehicle and take him into custody.
As part of a plea deal, Bracht pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday and was allowed to be released from custody for 12 hours to a third party, Peters said. Authorities suspect he is with Nelson, who may be driving a green Subaru. The license plate number is unknown.
Troopers and police urge anyone with information on Bracht’s whereabouts to contact them. He is considered to be “very dangerous and should not be approached,” Peters said.
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