APD: Man sought after beating woman as she drove
Anchorage police are looking for a domestic-violence suspect who is accused of attacking a woman who was driving at the time.
Police say the incident happened in November, but officers have been unable to locate 31-year-old Ben Faaliga.
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad says police had responded Nov. 2 to a domestic-violence assault at a local home. Oistad says a woman officers made contact with had visible injuries. While she was driving earlier that day, she told police, Faaliga became angry "regarding a meeting he had with another individual."
"Faaliga grabbed [the victim] by the hair and punched her in the head multiple times which caused the victim to drive off the road," Oistad wrote.
After the vehicle stopped, police said, Faaliga "walked away from the scene."
"Officers took possession of three firearms that Faaliga had left in the victim’s home. Faaliga is a felon and on felony probation; he is not allowed to have the guns," Oistad said.
Oistad says Faaliga has two felony arrest warrants outstanding, including charges from the Nov. 2 incident of assault, reckless endangerment and weapons misconduct. Police urge anyone who sees Faaliga to call APD's non-emergency dispatch number at 311 (choose option #1).
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