Fairbanks man arrested for firing shotgun

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man was arrested by Alaska State Troopers after firing a shotgun several times after an altercation with a neighbor.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 46-year-old Tracey Eveland has been charged with third-degree felony assault among other charges. Eveland is being held on a $5,000 bail.

Charging documents say Eveland's neighbor, Chris Garber-Slaght, approached Eveland on Wednesday to talk about Eveland driving his truck too fast through the neighborhood. Instead, with an alcoholic drink in his hand, Eveland told Garber-Slaght to leave his property and grabbed his 12-gauge shotgun and fired it.

When troopers arrived, Eveland ran into the house. Troopers say Eveland showed signs of being intoxicated, including urinating himself. He refused to provide troopers with a breath sample.

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