Naked man surrenders after running onto Mat-Su mudflats
A wanted man who ran nude Wednesday afternoon onto mudflats off Knik-Goose Bay Road, prompting a Mat-Su Borough response for a possible water rescue, has surrendered himself to Alaska State Troopers.
Megan Peters, a troopers spokeswoman, said that 38-year-old Jeremiah Hoover turned himself in to troopers at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.
"They took him to the hospital first to be treated for cold weather-related injuries," Peters said.
Peters said in a Wednesday email that troopers had been called to a disturbance on the 10100 block of Knik-Goose Bay just after 2:15 p.m.
Troopers say they received a call from a woman saying she was evicting Hoover, her tenant, and he was causing a disturbance. Hoover was known to law enforcement to be violating conditions of release by being at the residence, authorities say.
When troopers made contact, Hoover reportedly fled in his truck; the truck was found abandoned shortly thereafter.
A K-9 unit tracked Hoover, troopers say. At about 4 p.m., Hoover stripped off his clothes and went out onto the mudflats.
The borough's dive team and various helicopters responded in case Hoover needed to be rescued, but after numerous attempts to apprehend him efforts were called off.
Charges against will be forwarded to the Palmer district attorney's office, troopers say.
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