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.
• David Bruce Boyd, 42, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault Sept. 18. According to charging documents, Boyd’s wife told Alaska State Troopers that he threw a coffee mug at her, swung his fist at her five times while stopping just short of her face, tried to take their children from her car and hit the car window with a broomstick. Boyd is also accused of slapping the woman and twisting her arm.
• James Edward McKnight, 54, of Valdez, was charged with felony second-degree assault Sept. 18. According to charging documents, McKnight’s wife told Alaska State Troopers that he strangled her, punched her in the head and slapped her. McKnight denied assaulting the woman and said she ripped his shirt and punched him in the kidney.
• Jacob Tyler Price, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 19 for allegedly holding his girlfriend against a wall and punching her multiple times on the left shoulder, according to charging documents.
• George E. Hoover IV, 40, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 19. According to charging documents, Hoover was at his estranged-wife’s apartment and refused to leave. The woman said Hoover pushed her into a door and took her wallet. Hoover told Fairbanks police he took her wallet because they’re married and her wallet is his property.
Christopher Andrew Terry, 42, of North Pole, was charged with domestic violence related fourth-degree criminal mischief Sept. 18 after North Pole police responded to a verbal domestic altercation at Terry’s home. According to charging documents, Terry and a woman threw each other’s phones and hit each other’s cars with them. The woman said Terry threw her phone through her vehicle from the driver’s side, shattering her passenger side window from inside. The window was broken out and there was glass on the passenger seat and on the ground, according to the charges. The charges do not state if Terry’s vehicle sustained any damage. Terry is an Alaska State Trooper stationed at the Fairbanks trooper post, according to online state employment records. Terry and the woman are in an on/off relationship and previously lived together for two years, according to the charges.
• Pratap Rashaly, 50, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 16 after he tried to enter Clear Air Force Base. According to charging documents, Rashaly failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.208.
• Mark William Zwick, 34, no address given, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 16 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for speeding at milepost 281.5 of the Parks Highway. Zwick failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.141, according to charging documents.
• Ashley Faith Streveler, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 18 after Fairbanks police stopped her for speeding on College Road. Streveler failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.155, according to charging documents.
• Miles Elijah Williams, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and violating a protective order Sept. 17. According to charging documents, Williams posted on Snapchat asking people to beat up his ex-wife, Screenshots of the post read, “$3,000 and bail money for whoever beats up my baby mama and sends me video.” The post also described where she worked, her ethnicity and said she had long hair that should be ripped out, according to the charges. When contacted by Alaska State Troopers, Williams admitted to posting the item on Snapchat and said he did it because he was “angry and in a bad place,” but took the post down after five minutes at the urging of his friends.
• Ricky D. Pugalee, 50, of North Pole, was second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, all felonies, Sept. 17. According to charging documents, Pugalee became angry when a male co-worker gave Pugalee’s girlfriend a ride home to pick up her cell phone. Pugalee attacked the man’s truck with an axe handle, broke out the rear window, broke a side mirror and put multiple dents in the door before hitting the man with the axe handle through the open driver’s side window. Pugalee then pulled out a small black revolver and told the man he was going to kill him. The man backed down the driveway and asked road construction workers at Joy Road and Badger Road to call 911. Pugalee and the woman got in Pugalee’s truck and Pugalee followed him and pointed the gun at him. The man pulled into Riverview Gas Station, where he and the woman both work, and Pugalee tried to ram his truck. The man backed up and avoided the collision. Pugalee dropped the woman off and fled the area.
James Richie Hollen, 51, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft Sept. 17 for allegedly stealing a blue GMC pickup truck from the lower dormitories parking lot on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Hollen was identified by surveillance footage, according to charging documents.