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Fairbanks man sentenced for fleeing police, DUI, forgery

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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:32 pm | Updated: 12:09 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man was sentenced to a two-year jail term last week for leading police on a chase a few weeks after getting out of jail for attacking a Safeway clerk with bleach.

Alex Trenton Beltz, 26, had been out of jail for less than two months when he was arrested again for fleeing University police who tried to stop him for driving at night without headlights. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.

Beltz originally faced the additional charge of vehicle theft because the owner of the Subaru station wagon Beltz was driving told police at the time of the arrest that Beltz did not have permission to drive her vehicle.

A grand jury failed to return an indictment on the vehicle theft charge.

Also last week, Beltz pleaded guilty to attempted forgery based on an indictment returned this summer that charged him with forging legal documents in April 2010.

He received an additional four-month sentence on the forgery charge.

Beltz pleaded guilty in April to third-degree felony assault for spraying bleach in the face of a Safeway employee who tried to stop him from shoplifting meat from the College Road store.

Alcohol played a role in that offense, and after his release Beltz was on probation conditions not to drink alcohol.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter,


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