APD: 30-year-old man arrested at Eagle River bar after June 5 stabbing
A 30-year-old man arrested last month for allegedly throwing change at a convenience store clerk has been arrested again — this time for allegedly stabbing a man in Eagle River.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, Kyle W. Smith got into a fight with another man in the hallway outside the man’s apartment in Eagle River on the night of June 5. Police refused to say where exactly in Eagle River the assault took place, only that it took place outside an apartment on the 12300 block of the Old Glenn Highway.
“Smith stabbed the victim several times in both the lower and upper body,” police spokeswoman Renee Oistad wrote in a summary of the incident. “The victim was transported to the hospital with serious but survivable injuries.”
Oistad said Smith went to Tips bar after the stabbing where he was arrested without incident. He was taken to the Anchorage Jail and held without bail on a charge of first-degree assault. A call to the bar was referred to the police department.
Smith is a former Chugiak resident who police said now lives in Anchorage. He has a lengthy criminal history that includes dozens of charges and six assault convictions since 2008. According to court records, Smith has been convicted of at least 19 different crimes since his first arrest in 2008. In addition to the half-dozen assaults, Smith has three convictions for criminal mischief, two for violating stalking orders and one each for driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, criminal trespassing, harassment with bodily fluids, resisting arrest, violating conditions of release and criminally negligent burning.
His last contact with police came on May 20 when Smith allegedly threw change at a convenience store clerk and tried to steal cigarettes from behind the counter. He was arrested nearby after being tackled by police.