Man arrested for attacking ex-roommate with knife

Police arrested a Juneau man Thursday morning on suspicion of assaulting his former roommate with a knife, according to the Juneau Police Department.

JPD said in a release Warren R. Sheakley III, 31, was located at his residence five days after the attack and arrested on suspicion of third-degree domestic violence assault and interfering with a report of domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined in state statutes to include the relationship between current or former roommates.

The original report of the assault came in at about 5:20 a.m. Sunday morning in the vicinity of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center. The victim, also a 31-year-old local resident, reported that he had been walking with Sheakley and another man when Sheakley attacked him with a large knife without provocation.

JPD said the victim was able to get away and call police. Responding officers found him with a laceration to his head, and he was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The victim’s name was not released.

Police later served a search warrant on a residence on Kanata Deyi Street to arrest Sheakley, but they could not locate him. After he was found on Thursday, he was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail.

Police said alcohol is a factor in the incident and that Sheakley and the victim are long-time acquaintances.

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