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Man indicted for felony assault for pointing gun at person

2 others indicted by Juneau grand jury

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 5:52pm  |  Updated: June 26, 2013 - 12:00am

A 28-year-old man has been indicted on two felony assault charges for allegedly pointing a gun at a person twice this month.

A Juneau grand jury charged Brian J. Hoxworth on Friday for placing the man in fear of being shot, according to the indictments. He was also indicted on a misdemeanor weapons misconduct charge.

Hoxworth could be facing a maximum of five years in prison for each of the felonies, plus a maximum of one year in prison for the misdemeanor.

Police responded to a report of an unknown male pulling a gun on a person at the McDonald’s parking lot on June 15, according to an affidavit.

The victim reported that the same unknown man in the same vehicle pulled a gun on him two days earlier as he was parked at a light at Egan Drive and Loop Road. Both times, the gun had a red laser attached to the barrel, the man told police.

Within an hour of receiving the report, police located a vehicle matching its description on Mendenhall Mall Road and identified the driver as Hoxworth.

Police found a .40 caliber JCP handgun, with a laser pointer attached to the bottom, in the vehicle during a search, the affidavit states.

Hoxworth in court documents confirmed getting into a verbal altercation at the McDonald’s parking lot, but denied ever handling the gun.

Hoxworth was taken into custody and charged the next day. He was released after posting $2,000 bail on Thursday.

Court records show he resides in Juneau. He did not return messages left at his home seeking comment.

Prosecutors say Hoxworth has prior convictions out of Washington for reckless driving, indecent exposure toward a person under 14, driving with a license revoked, hit-and-run, marijuana possession and bail jumping.

The grand jury indicted two others on Friday. Edgar Monignok, 26, was charged with fraudulent use of an access device and second-degree theft. Both those offenses are felonies that can carry up to five years in prison. John N. Katzeek Sr., 37, was charged with felony driving while under the influence and felony refusal to submit to a chemical test. Those are also both felonies that can carry up to five years in prison.

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

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