Nikiski man arrested on charges of threatening family member with gun

A Nikiski man has been arrested after allegedly attacking and threatening a family member with a gun.

Alaska State Troopers arrested Dakoda Neely, 22, on Friday after investigating an incident reported Thursday, in which Neely allegedly kicked a man in the chest and threatened him with a .22 caliber pistol before taking the man’s cell phone and shooting it to prevent him from calling the police, according to an online trooper dispatch.

The Thursday incident occurred at a home in Nikiski, but Neely had fled the scene by the time troopers arrived, according to an affidavit filed by Trooper Brandon Elkins.

Elkins wrote in his affidavit that the family member had approached the trailer in which Neely lived, at which point Neely fired a gun inside the trailer. He then kicked the family member in the chest before pointing the gun at the family member’s face, according to the affidavit.

Outside the trailer, Neely allegedly demanded the family’s member’s iPhone 7, placed it on the ground and shot it, preventing the person from calling the police, according to the affidavit. Neely then left, at which point the two family members at the house called the police.

Upon arriving, the troopers noticed a spent .22 caliber round in the driveway, Elkins wrote. Based on “the danger that Neely poses to the community and AST’s inability to find him,” the troopers requested and were granted an arrest warrant from the court.

The following day, troopers responded to a call at the same house and found Neely there. They arrested him and charged him with one count of robbery in the first degree with a deadly weapon, a class A felony; one count of assault in the third degree, a class C felony; one count of assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor; one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor; one count of interference with a domestic violence report, a class A misdemeanor; one count of disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor; and misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Neely is currently in custody at the Wildwood Correctional Complex’s pre-trial facility and has a hearing scheduled on Sept. 5, according to Courtview.

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