A 39-year-old man facing a felony assault charge for threatening someone with a gun in Yakutat claims he was just trying to scare a trespasser off his property.
“I had no intent of hurting him,” Jason T. Yoshimi, 39, said. “If I did, I would have left the bullets in the clip, but I didn’t — I emptied it out.”
A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted Yoshimi on one count of third-degree assault in connection to the Oct. 20 incident. He is also facing the misdemeanor charge of possessing a weapon while intoxicated.