Kenai man arraigned on assault charges

  • By Staff reports
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:06am
  • News

A Kenai resident was arrested for assault over the weekend, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch.

Joshua Freel, 25, was arrested on Saturday after troopers responded to a report of a physical assault at Onslow Avenue in Kenai. Freel was found to have attacked another male by means of putting his arm around the man’s neck, according to an affidavit written by Trooper Jason Bohac.

Once under arrest, Freel damaged the a trooper vehicle by kicking the inside of the door.

“Freel began to slam his head against the metal bars on the window causing a cut on his forehead,” Bohac wrote. “As I began to leave the scene, Freel unlatched his seatbelt, laid down on the back seat and began to kick the rear passenger’s door of my patrol vehicle. Freel broke the inside plastic liner of the door.”

Freel was arraigned Sunday at the Kenai Courthouse on charges of assault in the second degree, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree for damages to public property. The court set a $5,000 performance bond as well as a $5,000 appearance bond, and a third-party custodian.

If convicted, Freel faces up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $120,000. His in-custody preliminary hearing is set for July 22, and his out-of-custody preliminary hearing is set for July 31 at the Kenai Courthouse.

Attempts to contact Freel for comment were not successful.

— Staff report

More in News

Alaska State Troopers logo.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Alaska reports record weekly and daily highs

The state reported a record single-day total of 353 cases on Saturday.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Borough now accepting applications for housing relief program

The program will provide up to $1,200 per month, for four months, to eligible households.

A masked pumpkin entered into the City of Kenai’s pumpkin decorating is seen here during the Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Masks get their day

Peninsula offers spooky, socially distanced Halloween events

Graphic showing the location of the Salamatof Boat Launch.
Salamatof Boat Launch to close to public Monday

Improvements to the launch include evening out the gravel road, providing a space close to the river

Chelsea Berg, a nurse at Peninsula Community Health Services, administers a flu shot during a free drive-thru flu shot event at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Drive-thru flu shots draw nearly 300

“We want people to be as healthy as possible and not get two diseases at one time.”

James Baisden, who is running to represent Alaska’s 30th District in the State House of Representatives, is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Election 2020: House District 30 candidate James Baisden

Baisden discusses PFD, COVID and running as a petition candidate.

This graphic shows the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District risk levels associated with different numbers of new COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
Eastern peninsula schools will continue remote learning through Oct. 28

Eastern peninsula schools include Moose Pass School, Seward Elementary, Seward Middle School and Seward High School.

Linda Galloway, of Kenai, fills out her absentee ballot at Kenai City Hall on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Questions on casting your ballot?

There are 12 days left until th Nov. 3 general election.

Most Read