A Marshall man who allegedly fired a rifle at homes in the village and threatened to kill residents Saturday has been arrested by Alaska State Troopers on multiple assault charges.
According to a Sunday AST dispatch troopers were informed of the incident by a Marshall resident at roughly 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with initial reports claiming 26-year-old Kyle Myers was intoxicated, armed with a shotgun and threatening to shoot his father.
AST spokesperson Megan Peters says it’s still not clear whether anyone was actually injured during the incident, but hadn’t heard of any confirmed injuries Sunday afternoon. Kyle was still intoxicated when troopers responding to the village from Aniak found him at a friend’s house.
“Investigation revealed (Myers) reportedly discharged a .308 caliber rifle at least five times next to several Marshall residences and threatened to kill several individuals,” troopers wrote in a Sunday dispatch on the incident. “In addition he broke an (Arctic-style) window on a residence across the street from his resulting in more than $500.00 in damage.”
Court records say Myers has been charged with four counts of third-degree assault, one count of third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons. As of Saturday night he had been arrested and taken to Aniak, pending transport to Bethel to be remanded at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center.
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