Bathroom door used as weapon in village assault: AST
An Alakanuk man is facing a string of charges after allegedly attacking three people with hands, feet and a bathroom door, among other objects.
Around 1 on the morning of December 28, Shirley Augline contacted Alaska State Troopers and said she was walking down the road and was safe. Augline, who was "highly intoxicated", was unintelligible, but charging documents say dispatch was able to understand her saying something to the effect of "he came in and hit them."
The on-call trooper attempted to contact the Alakanuk Police Department multiple times but was unsuccessful.
Around 11:30 that morning, Alice Edmund contacted troopers and stated that her brother, Lawrence Edmund, was at a clinic and was being flown to Bethel for medical treatment following an assault. He was later flown to Anchorage for treatment.
Alice told troopers that Lawrence, along with Augline and James Joe, were assaulted by Kyle Cook.
The trooper reached out to Augline, who stated Cook hit her with a 2x4 or 2x6 and sustained a cut on her head. She also corroborated that Lawrence and Joe were assaulted by Cook.
Due to poor visibility and icy conditions, AST did not respond. The Alakanuk Police Department responded to the home and photographed the scene. According to the charging documents, blood was found on the outer door, on the floor of the Arctic entry, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen, the kitchen table and refrigerator. APD also found Cook's coat outside on the ground.
On New Year's Eve, troopers made contact with Lawrence, who was receiving treatment at Alaska Native Medical Center for broken ribs, a punctured lung and cracked cheek. He also told the investigating trooper that he remembers Cook coming over to him and kicking him in the face before blacking out and waking up at the clinic.
The same day, Joe told the trooper that he, Lawrence and Augline were drinking homebrew alcohol and that he remembers Cook ripping the whole bathroom door off and being struck by it. He also remembers getting stomped on by Cook's feet, the charging documents state.
The trooper's investigation revealed that Cook entered the residence unannounced and uninvited and began assaulting all three victims using his hands, feet and a bathroom door as weapons, among other objects at the scene.
Cook was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
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