Chugiak man wanted for violent attack

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:51

Anchorage police are looking for a Chugiak man accused of a violent assault on his girlfriend last week.

On Wednesday, April 4 at around 10 p.m., Anchorage police received a report from a woman who said her boyfriend, James Anthony King, 42, of Chugiak, grabbed her by the hair and punched her repeatedly in the head while King was driving and she was in the passenger seat of a vehicle. The woman said King also threatened her with a knife.

The woman said King drove to a parking lot on the Old Glenn Highway. When King became distracted by a person walking near the truck, the woman attempted to jump from the vehicle. As she did so, King allegedly accelerated, striking her with the door. She fell to the ground and King allegedly tried to run her over. The woman ran to a nearby apartment and King fled the scene.

After calling police, the woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

As of Tuesday afternoon, King had not been located. Warrants for his arrest have been issued on multiple charges of third- and fourth-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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