- At Sea
- Contact Us
Fairbanks man, Anthony Jenkins-Alexie, has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Fairbanks in connection with the October 2016 shooting of Fairbanks police officer Sergeant Allen Brandt, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder with the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.
Jenkins-Alexie was indicted on charges that include Using a Firearm during a Crime of Violence, Stealing a Firearm, and for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, it was reported by Schroder.
Following his indictment, Jenkins-Alexie was arraigned in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Oravec on the charges.
It was in Fairbanks on October 16th of 2016, it is alleged, that Jenkins-Alexie brandishing a firearm, took Brandt’s weapon, shooting him in the process. He also took Brandt’s patrol vehicle. Jenkins-Alexie did this while being a convicted felon in connection with a Felony DUI in 2014 as well as Felony Escape in 2015, and so was prohibited from possession of firearms.
Jenkins-Alexie is also under state indictment for Murder in the death of Sergeant Brandt, who was wearing body armor, still sustained injuries to his leg and also shrapnel to his eye. Brandt died from complications during surgery two weeks later in an operation for the injuries he received in the shooting incident. Brandt had been with the Fairbanks police force for 11 years.
Jenkins-Alexie in addition to the murder charge faces Theft II, Vehicle Theft I, Assault I, and Tampering with Physical Evidence charges in that 2016 incident.
Unlike many news organizations, the Alaska Native News does not utilize a paywall that bars readers from accessing our content. And, while many news portals have unlimited resources with which to publish content, our site is run on very limited funds, with our staff working on a volunteer basis. With ad revenues failing drastically, we find ourselves needing to reach out for help funding our portal in order to continue bringing news to our readers.