Five in Sitka Indicted in Pistol-Whipping/Shooting Case

The Alaska Department of law reported that a Sitka grand jury handed down indictments against five Sitka residents on charges of Robbery I, Assault I, II and III, Burglary I, and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance II and III in connection with an incident in mid-March.

The report alleges that Porter Treadway, Christina Quintana, Andrea Avalos, Peter Krovina, and Holly Chambers went to a Sitka residence and pistol-whipped and shot a victim in both legs and beat another victim on March 18th. Prosecutors say that the incident was drug-related.

The five suspects, who were arrested on Friday face maximum sentences of 20 years for each charge of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the First Degree; a maximum of 10 years for each charge of Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Misconduct with a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree; and a maximum of 5 years for each charge of Assault in the Third Degree and Misconduct with a Controlled Substance in a Third Degree if convicted.


The cases against the defendants are being prosecuted by the Sitka District Attorney’s office and the Office of Special Prosecutions Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor.