Noorvik Man Bolts after Tasing during Arrest

On Monday, Alaska State Troopers reported on an Assault/Criminal Mischief case in the community of Noorvik that happened before weekend.

On Friday, the VPSO assigned to the village of Noorvik responded to the scene of an assault at 9 am.

When the VPSO responded to the residence, he encountered 20-year-old Homer Coffin. It was reported on the trooper dispatch that Coffin “was intoxicated and hacking on a relative’s snow machine with a hatchet after getting into an argument with that relative.”

The assault on the relative continued as the VPSO attempted to arrest Coffin. Subsequently, the VPSO deployed his taser in an effort to make Coffin stop assaulting his family member.

When the tasing by the VPSO failed to take down Coffin, several community members attempted to detain Coffin to no avail. Coffin became combative with his would-be detainers, broke from them, and ran from the scene, troopers report.

Sometime later on Friday, the VPSO received information on Coffin’s whereabouts. The VPSO responded to that residence, contacted Coffin and placed him under arrest.

Coffin was transported to the Kotzebue Reggional Jail where he was remanded on two counts of Assault III DV, one count of Criminal Mischief III DV, one count of Resisting Arrest and one count of Minor Consuming Alcohol.

Coffin was arraigned on Saturday afternoon in Kotzebue District Court