HYDABURG — A Southeast Alaska man has been charged with felony assault after a dispute at a home in the village of Hydaburg.
Alaska State Troopers say 51-year-old Richard Carle was highly intoxicated when he got into an argument with family members, who pushed him out of the house.
Troopers say Carle used a splitting maul to smash the door and threatened to kill the people inside.
A village public safety officer used pepper spray to arrest Carle.
Troopers say Carle spit on the officer and broke out a partition in his patrol car.