Man arrested on weapons and assault charges

Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2001

Juneau police said they arrested a man Friday night on assault and weapons charges after a partially disassembled rifle discharged in an apartment. No one was hurt, police said.

Michael Timothy Whiting, 34, was charged with three counts of felony third-degree assault, felony weapons misconduct, and misdemeanor weapons misconduct. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Police said a scuffle had developed at about 8:30 p.m. between neighbors in Madsen Apartments on Glacier Highway over noise from a party. During the scuffle, a partially disassembled rifle discharged into the ceiling, police said.

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