Domestic violence suspect speaks out on Facebook
A wanted domestic violence suspect is defending herself on Facebook.
On Wednesday, the Anchorage Police Department was looking for Maggie May Rhodes on an outstanding warrant. Police say Rhodes shot pepper spray in the face of her child's father after an argument. The department asked for the public's help in tracking down Rhodes. Rhodes surfaced on Facebook Wednesday to give her side of the story. She talked about the number of murders in Anchorage in 2017, rapes and robberies.
"...and they are worried about me defending myself against a Man charging towards me like a 300 pound Rabid Grizzly Bear? Kicking my Vehicle, punching my windows...," Rhodes said.
In the Facebook post, Rhodes admits she did pepper spray a man and that she may do it again.
"Last time I checked, defending yourself with Pepper Spray -that can be purchased at your local Walmart for $9.99- IS NOT ILLEGAL...," she said.
The Anchorage Police Department responded to the suspect's post.
"The officers who responded to this incident did a thorough investigation. They developed probable cause to charge Maggie Rhodes with Domestic Violence Assault. The judge agreed and a warrant was issued for Rhodes’ arrest. There was no probable cause to justify any charges for the other party involved in this altercation," APD spokesperson Renee Oistad said in a statement.
"That being said, there are two sides to every story. If Rhodes would turn herself in, that would provide her with the opportunity to present her version of events," Oistad added.
Late Wednesday night, KTVA asked Rhodes through a Facebook message if she plans to turn herself in. We are waiting to hear back.
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