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Public Safety Report — April 26, 2013

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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 am


• Lance Edward Allen, 39, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree felony assault for allegedly kicking his girlfriend in the face, fracturing the orbital socket around her eye.

At 7:20 a.m. April 17, Fairbanks police responded to a report of a woman who was bleeding and had locked herself in the bathroom of the 23rd Avenue Holiday Station. The woman’s left eye was swollen shut and she wanted to know if her boyfriend, Allen, had been arrested. She was later taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where a CT scan showed the lower portion of her left orbital socket had been fractured.

She told police they had rented a room at a hotel on the 1000 block of 22nd Avenue. She went out for the night, and when she returned, Allen was enraged and wanted to know where she had been. He pushed her onto the floor and kicked her in the head, she said.

She was later able to convince him to leave the hotel, and she managed to escape into the gas station bathroom while he was getting gas, she said.

• James Lee Noble, 22, of Wasilla, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking a Jester’s Bar bartender in Nenana on April 17.

The bartender had several bleeding scratches on his face, Alaska State Troopers said. He told troopers Noble was drinking other people’s drinks and trying to get in fights with other customers. Noble wouldn’t leave when asked and attacked when the bartender tried to force him outside, the bartender said.

Troopers arrested Noble outside a nearby residence. Noble was leaving the home carrying a metal rod when he left and he said he was headed back to the bar, troopers said.

 • Clayton Frank Benson, 28, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend and hitting his mother April 18 in Galena.

Benson’s girlfriend told Galena police she woke up to Benson choking her with both hands. Benson’s mother intervened, she said.

When a Galena police officer arrived, Benson would not show his hands to show he did not have a gun, police said. Police hit him with a police baton and forced him into handcuffs.

Benson has an extensive criminal record including 14 convictions since 2004, police said.

• Michael Francis Sellin, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly kicking his wife in the groin on April 19 in Fairbanks.

Sellin’s wife told troopers Sellin kicked her during an argument. Sellin told troopers he kicked her because she was hitting him with a phone. Their juvenile son told troopers he saw Sellin kick his mother during an argument.

Sellin has been arrested on charges of assaulting his wife on two other occasions this year, troopers said.


• Brandon Ralph Moore, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after allegedly stopping to urinate at the drive-through April 19 at the Airport Way McDonald’s.

A restaurant employee told Fairbanks police that the driver and passenger of a white Dodge Ram got out and peed in the drive-through lane.

Police arrived and stopped the truck.

Moore said he had one drink before driving, police said. He registered a breath-alcohol of 0.099.

• Brian James Leo Linus, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI.

Linus was stopped at 9:08 p.m. April 19 after another driver reported the driver of a black Ford F-150 nearly struck him near Ninth Avenue and Noble Street.

Fairbanks police found Linus at Wendell Avenue and Dunkel Street and said he was driving to the left of the center line.

He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.230, police said.

— Sam Friedman

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