The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.
• Benjamin Robert Cobb, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of second-degree felony assault and one count of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly grabbed his wife by the neck and covered her face with a pillow early Wednesday morning.
Cobb told Fairbanks police he put his hands around the woman’s neck to get her attention and put the pillow on her face because she “didn’t want to communicate with him,” according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
• Brandon Alexander Jones, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly grabbed his mother’s arm Wednesday while his girlfriend tried to separate them.
Jeffrey S. Callison, 31, of Two Rivers, was charged with felony driving under the influence after Alaska State Troopers stopped him early Wednesday for driving with a taillight out on Standard Avenue near Van Horn Road. Callison smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and poor balance at the time of his arrest, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
He also was charged with felony refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was previously convicted of drunken driving twice in 2004.