Money dispute prompts early a.m. gunshots in the valley

JPD: Jack Joseph Paine Jr. arrested for weapons misconduct

A man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly firing three rounds from a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol in the 400 block of Slate Drive a little before 2 a.m.

Police said there were no reported injuries.

“Nobody was hurt and it appears as though no property was damaged, but we are still investigating the case,” Juneau Police Department spokesman Lt. David Campbell said.

According to police, Jack Joseph Paine Jr., 29, was arrested shortly after three separate 911 callers reported hearing gunshots around 1:47 a.m. in the area of Slate Drive, which is off Mendenhall Loop Road.

Responding police officers located witnesses on scene, and found out the suspect was reportedly driving a gold station wagon, according to police.

Police said they located the station wagon speeding at about 70 miles per hour inbound on Egan Drive near Channel Vista Drive at about 2:12 a.m.

Officers pulled over the vehicle, which had three occupants — Paine, a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman — in the parking lot of the Marine Tech Center across from Juneau Douglas High School, according to police.

An investigation revealed there was a dispute about money, which allegedly prompted Paine to shoot off the three rounds. The details of the argument are still unknown at this point, Campbell said.

Paine was arrested on suspicion of third-degree weapons misconduct, two counts of fourth-degree weapons misconduct and interfering with a police officer. He was taken to jail and is being held without bail, police said.

The names of the two other occupants of the station wagon were not released. Campbell said they were not charged with any crimes, although it is possible they could be at a later time.

“The investigation is not complete,” Campbell said.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

More

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 22, 1987

On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.

Read more

Fire calls for Jan. 22, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

Read more

Man caught with 3 pounds of meth on Southeast Alaska-bound ferry sentenced to 20 months

A 21-year-old man who was caught transporting three pounds of methamphetamine — reportedly the largest seizure in Southeast Alaska in at least 10 years— on the ferry between Bellingham and Ketchikan last May was “a patsy, plan and simple,” his defense attorney argued.

Read more

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING