Sexual assault suspect surrenders after New Stuyahok escape
A man accused of sexually assaulting and threatening a woman in New Stuyahok has surrendered himself to Alaska State Troopers, after he escaped from his jail cell in the Western Alaska village and spent two days at large.
Moxie Andrew III "came out of hiding and turned himself in" on Saturday, troopers said in an online dispatch.
Andrew was originally reported on Feb. 14 to have sent a threatening text message to a woman in New Stuyahok, a Nushagak River community of about 500 people roughly 52 miles northeast of Dillingham.
Troopers subsequently learned, however, that earlier the same day Andrew had “sexually and physically assaulted the same woman prior to sending her the threatening message.” He was arrested on a second-degree charge of sexual assault, plus two counts each of fourth-degree assault and harassment.
“On [the morning of Feb. 15], Andrew broke out of the holding cell in New Stuyahok that he was housed in and fled,” troopers wrote. “Troopers and the local VPSO have searched the community and have been unable to locate Andrew. The victim was informed of the escape.”
After his arrest, Andrew was taken Sunday to the Dillingham Jail.
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