APD: Man from 2017 police chase hit man with baseball bat, spit on cop

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:48
  • Star photo by Matt Tunseth

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information department. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police say 20-year-old hit man with baseball bat, spit on cop

On April 5 at around 7 p.m., police were called to a residence on Eagle River Road for a report of an assault with a baseball bat. According to police, a man was sleeping on a couch when Chugiak’s Chase W. M. McMichael, 20, arrived and told the man to leave. Police said the man refused, at which point McMichael allegedly hit him in the head with a baseball bat. The man was taken to the hospital and treated for his injury.

Police said they handcuffed McMichael and walked him to a patrol car, at which point he allegedly spit on one of the officers.

McMichael was taken to Anchorage Jail on an outstanding felony warrant and additionally charged with second-degree assault and first-degree harassment.

McMichael was arrested in September 2017 after Alaska State Troopers said he led them on a car chase from Eagle River to Seward. According to a trooper dispatch at the time, McMichael stole a car from outside the Eagle River Alaska Club. When Troopers tied to stop him near Potter Marsh, McMichael — who was 19 at the time — drove the stolen Dodge Durango at speeds of over 100 MPH until he stopped at the end of the road in Seward, where he abandoned the vehicle and ran into the woods.

McMichael was located after a brief search near Lowell Point, at which point he was charged with felony eluding, reckless driving, first-degree vehicle theft, DUI, third-degree assault on a police officer and an outstanding warrant for vehicle theft. Court records show he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree vehicle theft. The case was reopened when a petition to revoke probation was filed against McMichael in March.

According to an online database, McMichael was still incarcerated at Anchorage Jail as of Tuesday, April 10.

ERHS students busted for drugs, weapons

On April 2, police were called to Eagle River High School for a report a student stole money from a fellow student and used the money to buy marijuana, which was still in his possession at the school. The student was released to a guardian and charges were forwarded to Juvenile Justice.

On April 5 at around 2 p.m., police were called to the school for a report that drugs and a knife were found inside a student’s locker during a random locker search. The student was arrested and taken to McLaughlin Youth Center.

Family disputes turn violent

On April 2 at around 4:40 p.m., police were called to a residence on Marcus Street for a report of a family fight. According to police, a woman and her husband tried to push their way into the woman’s father’s home to pick up personal items. Police said the couple allegedly caused pain to the man, who they said is handicapped. Police said a case is pending.

On April 4 at around 3:47 p.m., police received a report of a fight between two brothers over an iPad. One of the brothers was taken to McGlaughlin Youth Center on assault charges.

Window broken at vacant home

On April 3 at around 11:12 a.m., police received a report that a bedroom window had been broken and a sliding glass door opened at a vacant residence on Lowrie Loop. Police said nothing appeared to be missing.

OUI arrests

On April 6 at just after 1 a.m., an APD officer stopped to check on a vehicle pulled over alongside the Glenn Highway. Police said the driver and passenger showed signs of intoxication, and the officer said he could smell marijuana. The driver, Corey J. Ozhuwan, 26, of Anchorage was arrested for operating under the influence.

On April 6 at around 3:21 a.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle that was allegedly driving 21 MPH in a 65 MPH zone and unable to stay in its lane. The officer arrested driver Michelle C. Jensen, 29, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.

On April 8 at around 2:23 a.m., police received a report of a vehicle swerving on the Glenn Highway. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested driver Amelia A. Kingik, 34, of Anchorage for operating under the influence.

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