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.


Eric Scott Gonsar, 34, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 6, after a woman reported she’d been letting him sleep on her couch for several weeks and he wouldn’t leave. Troopers responded to the scene after the woman called them again and said she scratched Gonsar’s arm and ripped his shirt, and Gonsar had threatened to slash her tires and take the battery out of her car. Gonsar told them the woman slapped, scratched and punched him during an argument. The woman said she pushed Gonsar after he backed her into a corner and raised his fist, according to charging documents. 

Multiple charges

• Terry Len Degregorio, 56, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault, driving under the influence and second-degree unlawful contact Sept. 5. Degregorio handled his girlfriend aggressively and drove away while intoxicated. Degregorio registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.098.

 • Don Cody Spear, 34, of North Pole, was charged with third-degree assault and first-degree vehicle theft Sept. 6. According to charging documents, a woman called Alaska State Troopers to report she’d picked up a man and woman who said they’d been assaulted at Angel Rocks and held against their will by a man named Don Spear. The two, who were later identified as siblings, said Spear held them against their will, asked whether they were scared and whether they thought there were any witnesses, and allegedly stole their vehicle. The caller took the two to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where troopers took their statement. The man had cuts and bruises on both feet and the woman had a bleeding cut on her face. Both said Spear got upset and violent after they got to Angel Rocks and they wouldn’t agree to camp there. The man said Spear got in their vehicle and chased him, so the man ran into the woods and climbed a tree. The woman said she ran to the road to get help and came back to find her brother up a tree and Spear gone. The man admitted that he and Spear had been smoking meth together. The woman said the men were smoking meth but she didn’t join them because she only smokes weed, according to the charges. Spears was found inside the vehicle at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

• Shawn Stewart Revels, 28, of Girdwood, was charged with fourth-degree assault, reckless endangerment and interfering with a domestic violence report Sept. 7, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of several 911 calls and witness reports of a disturbance near milepost 194 of the Richardson Highway, near Paxson. A woman reported Revels was very intoxicated and hitting her while she was driving. Another caller reported seeing a woman fall to the ground after a man kicked her. Troopers saw Revels walking on the highway, but Revels ran into the brush and hid between the highway and Summit Lake, according to charging documents. When contacted, Revels said he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument over stupid issues and it never got physical. The woman told troopers she and Revels left the Moose’s Tooth in Anchorage and decided to drive to Chena Hot Springs. Revels had been drinking beer and continued to do so while she drove. She said Revels became angry and verbally abusive for no reason, smacked the back of her head with his hand and pulled her hair multiple times. She pulled over after he grabbed a box and began hitting her with it. They got out of the car, and Revels kicked her in the back near her kidneys. A passing motorist stopped to check on her. The woman said she called 911 three times but Revels took her cellphone away each time. The woman said Revels had a history of abusive behavior toward her and had previously threatened to kill her, her family and her children, according to the charges. 

Dorothy Chomicz