Seward man arrested for firing shots at neighbors while intoxicated

Seward man arrested for firing shots at neighbors while intoxicated

A Seward man has been arrested after firing a shotgun multiple times at his neighbors while intoxicated.

Alaska State Troopers arrested Stephen Flitter, 71, of Seward, Sunday evening after a report came in that he had fired shots at two of his neighbors who were working in a conex box nearby around mile 7 of the Seward Highway, according to an online trooper dispatch.

Investigation revealed Flitter fired a shotgun loaded with slugs towards the conex while he was intoxicated from just outside his residence,” the dispatch states.

One of the shots grazed one of the neighbors’ heads and cut the top of his ear, but he didn’t require medical attention, according to the dispatch.

Flitter was arrested and charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, a class C felony; one count of misconduct involving weapons in the second degree, related to firing toward a building, a class B felony; and one count of misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree, related to possession while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor. He was taken to the Seward Jail on no bail and arraigned at the Seward Courthouse on Monday.

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—Staff report

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Tanker truck kills man who stopped to help snowmobiler

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A man who has stepped out of his vehicle to assist a snowmobiler was killed when he was struck by a passing truck.

Alaska State Troopers says 22-year-old Sylvester Smith of Anchorage died when he was struck near Mile 280 Parks Highway. The location is near the community of Anderson and about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of the turnoff to Clear Air Force station.

Troopers took a call on the crash shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

Troopers say the snowmobiler was stopped on the side of the road.

Smith stepped out of vehicle and was struck by a tanker truck driven by 65-year-old Robert Smith of Anderson.

Troopers say commercial motor vehicle officers responded to the scene and an investigation continues.

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