Alaska Digest

Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005

Man jailed after alleged knife incident

JUNEAU - A 23-year-old Juneau man accused of threatening four people with a knife was ordered held in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $5,000 bail.

Police said no one was injured.

David Milton III appeared in Juneau District Court on Friday on a felony charge of third-degree assault stemming from an incident the previous night.

In asking Magistrate John W. Sivertsen to set bail at $5,000, Assistant District Attorney Doug Gardner said the state will file a petition to revoke Milton's probation on an earlier conviction as well. Sivertsen sentenced Milton on a charge of drunken driving in January.

Police arrested Milton on Thursday after receiving a report at 9:55 p.m. that a man pulled a knife on people downtown.

Officers said Milton, who was found in the immediate area, asked three 18-year-old men and a 17-year old boy for a cigarette. After they said they did not smoke and left the area, Milton allegedly followed, approached them again and pulled a knife.

Police said the victims reported that Milton held the knife within inches of one of them and lunged with it toward another. The victims reported Milton left the attack at the sound of sirens.

Car strikes woman during dispute

JUNEAU - A 45-year-old woman was treated for minor injuries at Bartlett Regional Hospital after she was struck by a car driven by her boyfriend Thursday night, police reported.

Officers responded to the Mendenhall Valley incident at 10:45 p.m. The driver was already gone. Police said he is being sought on a felony third-degree assault charge.

Police said the woman told them she was arguing with the man, 35, and she was knocked to the ground when he backed his vehicle out of the driveway.

She was taken to the hospital by Capital City Fire and Rescue. Police reported she was later released.

Juneau boy finds bone-marrow match

JUNEAU - The family of Alex Cesar, 6, who is being treated for leukemia in Seattle, said two family members are matches for a likely bone marrow transplant.

Alex's family had organized a drive for bone marrow donors in several cities and villages in Southeast Alaska this summer. About 1,010 people gave blood samples.

Alex's mother, Rachel Dugaqua, and a relative in Kodiak are matches, said Andrea Quinto, the boy's aunt. But it's possible that one of the 1,010 samples will produce a better match, she said.

It's not certain when Alex will receive a transplant, Quinto said. He is still undergoing chemotherapy at Children's Hospital in Seattle.

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