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JPD searches for parolee on the lam

Posted: April 18, 2014 - 12:08am
Nicholas A. DeTemple, 26, is seen in this undated photograph provided by the Juneau Police Department. Police said Thursday they are searching for DeTemple as he has a warrant out for his arrest for violating parole on an underlying drug conviction.  Courtesy photo
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Nicholas A. DeTemple, 26, is seen in this undated photograph provided by the Juneau Police Department. Police said Thursday they are searching for DeTemple as he has a warrant out for his arrest for violating parole on an underlying drug conviction.

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a 26-year-old Juneau man wanted for violating parole on a drug-related conviction.

The Juneau Police Department is highlighting its search for Nicholas Alexander DeTemple after he fled from police earlier this month.

According to a press release, an off-duty officer sighted DeTemple driving a 1999 green Volkswagen Passat on April 6 near the airport. When DeTemple realized he was spotted, he sped off, nearly striking the officer with his car. Police say he was speeding at an estimated 80 miles per hour on Glacier Highway near Jordan Avenue.

Lt. Kris Sell, on behalf of JPD and the Juneau Crime Line, warned the public not to approach DeTemple, but to call JPD at 586-0600 to report his location.

DeTemple is 5’10”, 160 pounds and has short, dark hair, Sell said. He has distinctive neck tattoos that completely cover the sides and front of his neck up to his chin.

DeTemple was sentenced in January 2013 to serve two years in prison for selling retail amounts of heroin and methamphetamine to a confidential informant in 2012. He also received 18 months of suspended jail time for a variety of misdemeanors, including for possessing metal knuckles, stealing headphones from Walmart and driving without a valid license.

The sentencing judge, Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg, noted at the time that the weapons violation charge for metal knuckles was particularly relevant because DeTemple assaulted a man with metal knuckles at a store in 2007.

Anyone with information about DeTemple’s whereabouts is encouraged to report their tip to JPD or to the Juneau Crime Line online at juneaucrimeline.com. Crime Line tipsters are guaranteed anonymity and can be rewarded.

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

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