A federal grand jury handed down indictments against two Anchorage men for “assaulting a Deputy United States Marshal with a deadly and dangerous weapon while he was engaged in his official duties,” it was announced by the Department of Justice on Thursday.
Anchorage residents, Leigaga Selau Amituanai, aka “G,” 26, and Sulu Faamolemole, aka “Chase,” 26, were indicted for pointing a shotgun at a Deputy United States Marshal as he was conducting surveillance near Mountain View Drive and North Park Street on February 11th.
Shortly after the duo pointed the shotgun at the deputy marshal from their vehicle, the deputy marshal and Anchorage police attempted to pull the two men over. Instead of stopping, the two men attempted to flee and drove down an embankment onto the Glenn Highway exit ramp at Bragaw Street. They were apprehended at that location. When finally stopped, authorities would find a sawed-off shotgun, a loaded pistol and ammunition in the vehicle.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Hattan, who presented the case to the federal grand jury, the two men, if convicted, can face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]