Police seek person of interest in assault

One man arrested in connection with armed assault, but JPD looks to identify other suspect

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Police are still searching for one suspect in connection with an assault this past Thursday, according to a Juneau Police Department press release.

 

One 25-year-old Juneau resident, Frank A. Rogers, was arrested Thursday night for second- and third-degree assault after a victim in an assault identified him, according to the release. JPD is currently working to identify the other suspect, police say.

Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, police say, JPD got a call from a woman reporting that her 27-year-old daughter had been assaulted by two men at the daughter’s home in the 9100 block of Cinema Drive. Officers arrived on the scene, the release states, to find the two men gone and the daughter injured. Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel took her to Bartlett Regional Hospital, police say, and she was released later that night.

Officers learned that two men had come over to the victim’s home that night with handguns, police say, saying that the woman’s friend had stolen several items from them that they wanted back. Rogers, according to the release, hit the woman several times before driving away. The woman recognized Rogers, police say, but was not able to identify the other man.

JPD officers found Rogers later that night, according to the release, and arrested him. Anyone with information about the crime can call JPD at 586-0600 or Juneau Crime Line at 523-7700. People can also report anonymous tips on the Crime Line website, www.juneaucrimeline.com. Crime Line is a nonprofit that assists police departments in their investigations.


• Contact reporter Alex McCarthy at 523-2271 or amccarthy@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @akmccarthy.


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