POW Pastime: Shooting at Fishing Boats! [Trooper Report Near Wadleigh Island] - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, March 29, 2018

POW Pastime: Shooting at Fishing Boats! [Trooper Report Near Wadleigh Island]


Location: Wadleigh Island


Type: MIW 2, Assault 3 x9, MIW 4

Dispatch Text:

On 03/27/18 at approximately 0458 hours, Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales received a report of an individual shooting at a fishing vessel in the herring fishery near Wadleigh Island. Prince of Wales Troopers and AWT responded via the P/V Interceptor. Investigation revealed Donald Austin, age 60 of Wadleigh Island, had placed the crew in fear of imminent serious physical injury after firing multiple rounds with at least one round striking a fishing vessel. Austin was arrested on one (1) count Misconduct Involving Weapons 2nd Degree, nine (9) counts Assault 3rd Degree, and one (1) count Misconduct Involving Weapons 4th Degree. Austin was remanded to the Craig Jail without bail pending arraignment. Alcohol was believed to be a factor.


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