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Wasilla men charged with assaulting teens

By Hope Miller 5:05 PM June 17, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

A 14-year-old boy was left with serious facial injuries and another teen suffered a broken tooth after they were attacked by two Wasilla men, troopers say.

Monday shortly before 7 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to Tait Drive in Wasilla following multiple reports of two teenagers being assaulted by at least two men. One of the teens was reported to be lying in a ditch, according to a sworn affidavit by trooper Bryce Weight. The teen had blood smeared on his face and his lower jaw appeared to be broken, Weight wrote. The other teen was missing a piece of an upper front tooth.

One of the teens said they had been walking from the Valley Country Store and waiving at cars as they drove by.

“The suspect car flipped them off, so the teenagers flipped the vehicle off,” Weight wrote.

The car pulled over and 24-year-old Jonathan Kaalakea and 20-year-old Jaime Kaalakea got out. They yelled at the teenagers and told them not to flip them off again. As the men were leaving in the vehicle, the teenagers flipped the men off again.

The Kaalakeas got back out of the vehicle and “attacked the teenagers, hitting them in the head with their fists,” Weight said. Another man stayed inside the car to keep two dogs from escaping.

The suspects fled in the car, troopers said in a report. Authorities were able to track down the vehicle on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and detained the two men. They admitted to beating the boys, but said the teens flipped them off first.

Jonathan Kaalakea, the main aggressor, is facing third- and fourth-degree assault charges and was remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility with bail set at $3,000. Jaime Kaalakea was charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and released from the scene.

 

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