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Juneau man arrested for assaulting pregnant woman

Posted: October 29, 2013 - 12:02am

Police arrested a 59-year-old Juneau man Sunday night on suspicion of assaulting a woman who is six months pregnant.

Daniel J. Cashen was arrested for domestic violence assault in connection to the incident, and he is being held without bail at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, police said.

Court records show Cashen is facing one count of assault in the fourth degree for recklessly injuring the woman. That’s a class “A” misdemeanor that can carry up to a year in jail.

A Juneau Police Department release states they received a report of the assault at about 8:26 p.m. Sunday. The 24-year-old woman reported being assaulted by Cashen at a residence in the 6200 block of Alaway Avenue, the release said.

Officers contacted the woman at another residence in the Mendenhall Valley, and Capital City Fire and Rescue paramedics took her to the hospital for treatment of “minor visible” injuries, according to police. She was held at Bartlett Regional Hospital for observation due to her pregnancy.

Police said the woman reported that the assault occurred after she had picked up Cashen from the downtown area and drove him to the Alaway residence. She said once they were inside, she felt threatened and was bitten and repeatedly hit, police said.

Police did not specify what events led up to the incident. Alcohol was involved, according to a listing of the incident in the JPD Daily Bulletin.

JPD spokesman Lt. David Campbell told the Empire the two are former roommates.

Officers entered the Alaway residence after obtaining a search warrant and located Cashen inside, police said. Cashen was detained, taken to Bartlett and lodged at LCCC at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Electronic court records indicate Cashen has two prior misdemeanor convictions. One is for promoting contraband at the jail in March 2012, and the other is for drunken driving in December 2012. Records show he is still on probation for both offenses.

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

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