Juneau Briefs

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2003

Juneau man charged with sexual assault

JUNEAU - A 48-year-old Juneau man is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on sexual assault charges after being indicted by a grand jury Friday.

John P. Watson was being held at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in lieu of $50,000 bail. Charges include first- and second-degree sexual assault for acts allegedly committed against the same woman Monday.

Police Sgt. John Boltjes said the investigation started Tuesday after police responded to Bartlett Regional Hospital and met with the 46-year-old alleged victim. Information about the nature of the injuries was unavailable.

The first-degree sexual assault charge alleges that Watson had sexual relations with the woman without her consent. The second-degree sexual assault charge alleges that he knew the victim was incapacitated or unaware that a sexual act was being committed.

Man stabbed early Saturday

JUNEAU - A taxi driver was stabbed in the face early Saturday at Cedar Park apartments in West Juneau, police said.

Police later arrested Darren Wigg, 25, on a second-degree assault charge, a felony.

The driver, who was not identified by authorities, was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for a wound to his face just below his right ear, police said.

Wigg is being held without bail at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Man arrested on rape charges

JUNEAU - A woman reported to police she had been beaten and raped Saturday morning near Thunder Mountain Road.

Juneau police arrested John Tanner, 43, and charged him with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. The woman was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Police said Saturday they continue to investigate the incident.


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