A man accused of robbing his friend in the Costco parking lot on New Year’s Day was indicted by a grand jury on Friday.
The Juneau grand jury charged Dustin W. Daley, 29, with first-degree robbery for using a Taser to steal or attempt to steal property. That’s a class ‘A’ felony that can be punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Daley is scheduled to be arraigned in Juneau Superior Court at a later date.
Prosecutors say Daley and an accomplice met with the 20-year-old male victim in the parking lot, pulled him from his vehicle, Tasered him and beat him. The two suspects demanded money, stole a marijuana pipe from the victim’s vehicle and took his car keys, according to charging documents in the case.
Police say the identity of the accomplice, who was reportedly armed with a handgun, is still unknown. He was wearing a mask during the incident and could not be identified by the victim, police said.
In an unrelated case, the same grand jury also indicted two people from Petersburg for drug offenses.
Clifton C. Gudgel Jr., 21, was charged with third-degree drug misconduct for possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver on July 30, and Ayla M. Haerling, 19, was charged with attempted second-degree drug misconduct for attempting to possess methamphetamine on the same date. More information about the case was not immediately available.
Both those offenses are class ‘B’ felonies that can carry up to 10 years in prison. Electronic court records show the codefendants are scheduled to be arraigned in Petersburg Superior Court on Jan. 21.
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