Suicidal man arrested near Tok on assault charges
A Mentasta Lake man was taken into custody early Saturday on several charges after an assault involving family members, Alaska State Troopers said.
Word of a disturbance involving Kevin Peterson, 23, first reached troopers just before 3 a.m. Saturday according to an online dispatch. Troopers from Tok responded to the community of about 110 people, roughly 38 miles southwest of Tok Junction.
“Investigation revealed Kevin attempted to commit suicide and caused injury to a family member with a knife and endangered the children in the home,” troopers wrote.
Peterson was arrested on charges of third-degree and fourth-degree assault, as well as two counts of reckless endangerment. He also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on criminal-mischief charges, and was cited for violating conditions of his release as well as first-degree harassment.
Troopers took Peterson to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was remanded.