A homeless man wanted for his alleged involvement in a January altercation at a Soldotna-area hotel was charged last week for giving a false name to a police officer.
Rudy Bongolan, 44, reportedly told police officers his name was “Jack Johnson” during a traffic stop in the early morning hours of April 10, according to a police affidavit filed with the court. Bongolan was arrested later that day at a Soldotna address after he was recognized by officers.
The court issued a warrant for Bongolan in February, in connection to confrontation at the Duck Inn hotel on Kalifornsky Beach Road. During the Jan. 30 incident, Bongolan and another man allegedly ransacked a hotel room and held several people at knifepoint in a search for stolen drugs and money.
Bongolan and four others — Rachelle B. Brown, 27, Robert C. Dedrick, 31, Clinton D. Starnes, 28, Joshua S. Tisdale, 25 — were charged with multiple felony counts in the case, including including kidnapping, robbery, assault, vehicle theft and burglary.