Two Soldotna women were arrested Thursday on attempted-murder charges after one of them allegedly lured her boyfriend into a knifepoint ambush by the other inside a car, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A Friday AST dispatch says Soldotna troopers responded at about 9 a.m. Thursday to reports of the incident, which took place in Sterling.
“Subsequent investigation found Diana Steger, 31, of Soldotna texted her boyfriend and made arrangements to pick him up, drive to the laundromat, and talk about their relationship,” troopers wrote. “Once the vehicle had traveled a short distance from the man's residence, Ayanna Nelson, 25, of Soldotna, (who) had been hiding under a laundry bag in the back seat, grabbed the man around the neck and held a knife to his throat.”
The man was able to escape the vehicle, but received three significant cuts to his neck in the process. He was treated at the scene by medics and was able to travel to the hospital independently.
Steger and Nelson fled the scene, and were later found in the vehicle a few miles away. Both were charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault, with Steger facing an additional charge of violating conditions of her release.
The women were remanded to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility pending arraignment.