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.

 

Amended charge

Charges were amended for a Fairbanks man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Ryan Anthony Ivey, 27, was initially charged with fourth-degree assault and felony first-degree burglary Aug. 5. The burglary charge was amended Aug. 15 to misdemeanor first-degree criminal trespass. 

 

Assault

Elaine Tragott Inman, 40, of Homer, was charged with felony first-degree assault Aug. 14 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a 12:11 a.m. report of a stabbing victim at Justa Store. According to charging documents, troopers found a man sitting inside a blue Ford Ranger with a puncture wound on the right side of his back near the middle of his ribs. The man said he’d been asleep at his Berton Road home when his girlfriend, Inman, stabbed him for no reason. The man fled the house and drove himself to Justa Store for help. Staff at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital removed a roughly 2-inch-by-½-inch piece of mirror from the man. Troopers contacted Inman at the couple’s home. She had a bloody nose but denied stabbing or fighting with the man. Troopers searched the home and found a trail of blood leading from the living room to the front door. There was a pile of broken mirror pieces on the couch and more pieces scattered around the living room and kitchen area, according to the charges. 

 

Multiple charges

Justin Corey Mayo, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree weapons misconduct, fourth-degree criminal mischief and driving under the influence Aug. 13 after his girlfriend reported he fired his AK-47 into her refrigerator and left in a blue Chevrolet Silverado. According to charging documents, the woman told Alaska State Troopers she and Mayo argued and she told him to leave. He started packing his things and she was upstairs when she heard a single gunshot. She came downstairs and saw milk running out of her refrigerator. Troopers observed the bullet went through the front of the refrigerator door, out the side and into the adjacent kitchen cabinets. Troopers found Mayo’s truck at his home and called him on the phone. Mayo told troopers he went to the woman’s house to show her his AK-47 after visiting the shooting range, and accidentally shot the refrigerator while trying to dry fire the gun. While talking to troopers on the phone, Mayo tried to drive away from his house and was stopped nearby, according to the charges. Mayo smelled like alcohol and had an empty bottle of Monarch vodka in the back seat. Mayo told troopers he had one wine cooler earlier and his cousin spilled alcohol on him. Mayo failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.137.