Anchorage man breaks into home of ex he previously assaulted, police say

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One woman was traumatized, police say, after her ex-boyfriend, who is currently on release for allegedly assaulting her last month, broke into her house by getting into the attic.

According to APD, Dateen Arkell, 34, was observed climbing up a ladder and breaking through the attic of the home occupied by his ex-girlfriend.

"It was very traumatic for her," said APD spokesperson MJ Thim, largely due to the fact that he had been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend on Feb. 13, and as a condition of his release, was prohibited from having any contact with her.

When Arkell entered the home, his ex-girlfriend ran into another room and locked herself in. She called police from there, and remained on the phone during the incident.

Officers entered the home, and Arkell allegedly fled into the basement to hide. He was later arrested there, and removed from the home. He faces multiple, additional charges for the home invasion, including assault, burglary, and unlawful contact for violating his release conditions.

According to court records, this is the second felony case leveled against Arkell, with the first being the assault of his girlfriend in February.