CRAIG, Alaska (AP) — A resident of a remote southeast Alaska island has been arrested on charges of firing shots at a fishing vessel.
Alaska State Troopers say 60-year-old Donald Austin of Wadleigh Island was jailed in Craig. Online court records do not list his attorney.
Troopers at about 5 a.m. Tuesday received a report of a man shooting at a boat fishing for herring near Wadleigh Island west of Klawock (klah-WAHK) on Prince of Wales Island.
Investigators determined Austin fired multiple rounds, putting fishing boat crew members in fear for their lives. At least one bullet struck the boat.
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Austin was charged with felony assault and weapons misconduct.
Troopers say alcohol was a factor in the shooting.