ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A Kodiak man turned himself in Tuesday night after allegedly threatening a family member with a knife, then causing thousands of dollars in damage to a local business and leading Alaska State Troopers on a car chase for more than half an hour.
Troopers say the sequence of events began with a 911 call at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday from a woman reporting that Teddy J. Lorensen, 33, was at her home on Spruce Cape Road in violation of a domestic-violence protective order.
“Lorenson failed to stop for AST initiating a pursuit lasting over 40 minutes,” troopers wrote in a Wednesday dispatch on the incident. “During the pursuit Lorenson drove recklessly endangering the public and AST. Lorenson's vehicle was found abandoned on Tom Stiles Road.”
A search of the area for Lorenson was conducted by U.S. Coast Guard military police and a Kodiak Police Department K-9 unit, but he wasn’t found. Investigators later learned that Lorenson had damaged a business in the Bells Flats area on Rezanof Drive, causing several thousand dollars’ worth of damage.
Lorensen turned himself in at the Kodiak Jail at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, where he was remanded. He has been charged with third-degree domestic-violence assault, three counts of violating a domestic violence protective order, one count each of third-degree and fourth-degree domestic-violence criminal mischief, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and first-degree eluding.
Lorensen is being held without bail pending arraignment.