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.

Assault

• Robert Gabriel Erick, 36, of Arctic Village, was charged with fourth-degree assault May 14. According to charging documents, Erick punched a woman, pushed her down and held her head in a puddle. 

• Nathan Samuel Morton, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault May 20. According to charging documents, Morton threw a piece of wood and other items at a woman during an argument about the location of his truck keys. The woman told Alaska State Troopers that Morton also grabbed her hair, sucked really hard on her lips and shook her.

Hindering prosecution

Lynn Marie Cyr, 50, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree hindering prosecution May 19. According to charging documents, Cyr let a man hide in her apartment even though she knew he had an outstanding felony DUI warrant.  

Multiple charges

• Julian Paul Lillie, 31, of Dot Lake, was charged with felony second- and third-degree assault May 27 for allegedly assaulting a woman repeatedly at a Dot Lake apartment. According to charging documents, Lillie picked her up by the throat and slammed her into the floor at least four times, pushed her face into a wall and bit her ear. The woman told troopers she kept moving from room to room with her 1-year-old daughter to try to avoid Lillie. At one point, the woman put her child on the bed and braced her back against the door with her feet planted on the wall in front of her to keep Lillie from getting in. Lillie pushed the door so hard that the woman’s feet went through the wall and her back went through the door, according to the charges. The attack stopped after Lillie’s father came to the apartment and intervened.  

• Rebecca Christine Jones, 48, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and first-degree harassment May 20. According to charging documents, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital staff called Fairbanks police at 4:51 a.m. to report that Jones caused a disturbance in the emergency room lobby and spit on a security guard’s face before leaving. Shortly afterward, Jones contacted Fairbanks police to report she’d been assaulted by the hospital security guard and had also just confronted the driver of a car that nearly hit her. Police responded and stopped Jones in a red Ford Escape at the Hunter Elementary School parking lot. Jones exited the car and began yelling at police about the two men who allegedly assaulted her. During her conversation with police, smoke began emanating from the vehicle. Police determined Jones had failed to put out her cigarette and accidentally lit some paperwork on fire in her driver’s side door pocket, according to the charges. 

After being told she was banned from the hospital, Jones got back in her vehicle and drove away, even though police still had her license and told her they were not done talking to her. Jones threw paperwork on the ground and refused to stop for police as they followed her through town. Police deployed spike strips at Haines Avenue and C Street. Jones pulled over and stopped after failing to avoid the strips.

Jones smelled like alcohol but denied drinking. She failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus field sobriety test and police opted not to administer the balance tests due to her erratic behavior, according to the charges. Jones registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.095. 

Dorothy Chomicz