Murder suspect has history of violent crimes, court records show
The man accused of murdering a Wasilla woman has a history a violent crimes, court records show.
Adam Drew, 24, is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 57-year-old Dolly Hampton. Hampton was reported missing by her family on Dec. 6, 2018. Her remains were found in a remote area of Big Lake on April 3, 2019.
Drew was already in jail on robbery, burglary and assault charges when he was charged with Hampton’s murder.
Court documents filed after his arrest in January show on Dec. 31, 2018, Drew is accused of breaking into a home with the intent to steal medication and packages. Troopers said Drew stabbed one of the homeowners when confronted, then punched the man’s wife and bit her hand as she reached for her phone to call for help.
On Jan. 2, 2019, a man in Meadow Lakes reported someone tried to steal his all-terrain vehicle and used a knife on the ignition. The suspect left behind a wallet, which contained Drew’s driver’s license.
Just after midnight on Jan. 3, troopers found Drew in his crashed car in a ditch. Investigators matched the shoes he was wearing with prints left at both previous crime scenes.
After his arrest for those crimes, Drew scored a five on the state’s pretrial assessment, which is considered low risk.
However, online court records show he pleaded guilty to assault and criminal mischief in two different cases in 2013, pleaded guilty to two different cases of assault in 2014 and pleaded guilty to theft and burglary in two separate cases in 2015.
Drew's bail in the 2018 stabbing assault was set at $25,000.
At Drew’s arraignment for Hampton’s murder, Judge Jonathan Woodman set no bail but said Drew could address that at a bail hearing at a later date.
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