Man with history of domestic violence arrested, charged with assaulting woman

  • By Rashah McChesney
  • Monday, October 6, 2014 10:24pm
  • News

A man with a history of domestic violence charges and assault convictions has again been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in her home on Cabin Lake Road in Nikiski.

Alaska State Troopers arrested Eli Wilson Darien, 52, after they responded to a welfare check on Sunday and found that a woman had been assaulted on Saturday.

In addition to the assault charge, Darien is also accused of stealing $220 from the woman’s purse and a bottle of whiskey before leaving the area, according to a trooper report. Troopers found Darien on Sunday in a home off of Sunflower Street in Nikiski and reportedly found a flask of whiskey, a small amount of marijuana and a baggie of methamphetamine.

Darien is currently on probation for prior controlled substance violations.

Ultimately, Troopers arrested him and charged him with assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to one year in prison, with the added provision of it being a domestic violence charge which means that, if convicted, Darien must be imprisoned for at least 20 days in connection with the offense.

He was also charged with theft in the fourth degree, a class B misdemeanor which is punishable with up to 90 days in jail; misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree and sixth degree which carry a potential jail time of up 90 days and up to five years, respectively.

Darien has an extensive criminal history including several domestic violence charges on at least three different woman, including multiple allegations of violent attacks on a woman listed as a longtime domestic partner, according to court documents. In at least one of those cases, Darien was convicted of reckless endangerment when he hit and choked the woman until she lost consciousness, according to court records. At the time, he was sentenced to three years of probation and served 20 days in jail.

It is not clear if the current domestic violence charge was committed against one of the women Darien has previously been charged with assaulting.

Wilson also has several arrests for probation and drug violations and driving without a valid license.

After he was arrested Sunday Darien was taken to the Wildwood Pre-Trial facility in Kenai.

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