FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man is facing one felony and two misdemeanor charges after he allegedly walked into someone’s home with a sledgehammer and destroyed a TV.
Sean Douglas Coursey, 33, was charged with felony first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief for the Sunday morning incident.
One of the residents of the home called Alaska State Troopers to report a fight. Troopers arrived and found a man holding Coursey down. The man told troopers he’d been sleeping in front of the TV in the living room when Coursey walked through the unlocked front door and hit the TV with a sledgehammer, leaving a large hole in the glass. The TV was valued at $7, according to charging documents.
The victim told troopers he took Coursey down with a karate move and disarmed him. He subdued Coursey while the other resident — who had been sleeping in a bedroom when the attack started — called troopers.
Coursey was evasive with police and said he’d put himself in a bad situation because he was frustrated, according to charging documents. He told troopers he’d entered the residence with the intent to harm the property and its residents.
The victim told Troopers he had never seen Coursey before. The other man in the residence said he had met Coursey once, several months ago, according to charging documents.
Contact Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.