Police struggle with suspect wanted on warrant

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A man wanted on an outstanding warrant proved to be a difficult arrest for Juneau Police late Monday morning.

    Police Official Erann Kalwara said 53-year-old Nathan D. Hayes of Juneau was contacted by officers on a boat docked at Statter Harbor.

    After officers determined Hayes was wanted on an August  2018 warrant charging domestic violence assault, the suspect was informed he would be arrested.  Kalwara said Hayes resisted which created significant safety concerns on the vessel.

    Hayes did not comply with the officer’s repeated verbal commands.

    A struggle ensued when Hayes failed to comply with repeated verbal commands.  Kalwara said a taser, pepper spray, and baton strikes failed to bring the man into submission.   Following a further struggle, officers were finally able to gain enough control to place him into handcuffs, according to the police official.

    One of the officers suffered a minor injury to an arm.  

    In addition to the warrant charge, Hayes was additionally charged with resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

    He was transported to the hospital for assessment.   Once he was treated Hayes was transported to and jailed at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.


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