A Kenai man was arrested Monday for making threats near Kenai Alternative High School.
Three Kenai Police officers responded to Damon Evans, 40, on Monday afternoon after getting multiple calls that he was disturbing the area near the school.
“Yesterday around 2:30 p.m. we got several reports of a man yelling near the (Kenai) Alternative High School,” said Sgt. Ben Langham with the Kenai Police Department.
Once there, Langham said the officers spoke with Kenai Alternative High School students and found out Evans had made “significant threatening statements” to them. As the officers tried to arrest Evans on a charge of terroristic threatening in the second degree, Langham said he resisted and tried to get away, so they tackled him to the ground. He has also been charged with resisting arrest.
Kenai Alternative High School sent a release to parents about the disturbance, Langham said.
“Evans did not act on any of the threats that he made and was not on school property at the time of the incident,” he said.
Evans was arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse on Tuesday, and his next hearing is set for Dec. 28. If convicted of the charges against him, Evans stands to face up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $60,000.
— Megan Pacer