Shageluk man faces assault charges

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008

ANCHORAGE - A 55-year-old man is accused of choking and beating his girlfriend in the western Alaska village of Shageluk.

Leonard Howard of Shageluk was charged with felony assault. He was arrested Wednesday.

Alaska State Troopers said Howard was drinking when he pointed a loaded revolver at his girlfriend, then pistol-whipped her with it.

Troopers said Howard also beat his girlfriend on her head and face with his fists.

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