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

• Kenneth Ray Horn, 52, of Healy, was charged with fourth-degree assault May 23. According to charging documents, Horn made threatening gestures at his wife during an argument. The woman fled their home and went to the Healy school for help. Staff there hid the woman in the school attic and called Alaska State Troopers.

• Marco Orlando Valentine, 18, of North Pole, was charged with felony third-degree assault May 23 for allegedly throwing an ashtray at his brother and putting him in a chokehold during an argument. Valentine told Alaska State Troopers his brother was “talking smack” to him and got in his “personal bubble,” according to charging documents. 

• Rand E. Bailey, 60, of Anderson, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault May 25 for allegedly assaulting his son and his son’s mother at their home in Healy. The son told Alaska State Troopers that Bailey swung at the woman and grabbed her arms, prompting him to intervene. The two men fought briefly, according to charging documents. 

• Garrett Ashton Sommer, 21, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault and violating conditions of release May 25. According to charging documents, Sommer tried to fight his mother’s husband and put him in a headlock. 

• Frederick Allan Stickman, 32, of Nulato, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree assault May 25. According to charging documents, two people accused Stickman of firing a rifle at them after they threw an empty liquor bottle in the ditch in front of his Nulato home. Stickman told troopers he used a 12 gauge shotgun and fired into the air as a warning for them to get off his property.

 

DUI

• Robert Lee Dentler, 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence May 25 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision at Geist Road and Fairbanks Street at 5:33 p.m. According to charging documents, Dentler told troopers he had been extremely drunk the night before and thought he was sober enough to drive. Dentler failed field sobriety tests. 

• Timothy Dean James, 67, of Tok, was charged with felony driving under the influence and felony refusal to take a breath-alcohol test May 25 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver on South Cushman Street. According to charging documents, James failed field sobriety tests and was uncooperative. A records check showed James has seven DUI convictions, three of which were less than 10 years ago.

 

Multiple charges

Matthew Lee Smith, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and fourth-degree weapons misconduct May 25 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him on Chena Hot Springs Road for driving erratically. Smith was “extremely hostile and uncooperative,” and refused to exit his vehicle after informing the trooper he had a 9 mm pistol with him, according to charging documents. Smith became more cooperative after backup troopers arrived. Smith failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.229.