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Shootin' Leads to Arrest of Ketchikan Woman


January 02, 2013
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan-based Alaska State Troopers and Ketchikan Police responded to a report of a barricaded woman discharging a firearm inside a Saxman home a few minutes past mid-night early Monday morning. Troopers and the Ketchikan Police set up a perimeter around the home while attempting to establish negotiations with the woman inside who was identified as 23-year-old Jessica Dewitt of Saxman.

After an eight hour standoff, at approximately 8:30 am Dewitt appeared at the front door and surrendered to troopers without further incident.

Investigation revealed Dewitt had discharged a firearm numerous times from inside the Saxman home. Individuals within the home were able to exit the residence without injury.

Further investigation revealed Dewitt caused approximately $1,000.00 worth of damage to the residence and belongings inside.

Alcoholic beverage consumption is believed to be a contributing factor. Dewitt was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center where she was remanded on Misconduct Involving Weapons II, Misconduct Involving Weapons IV, Assault III (Domestic Violence) x4, Reckless Endangerment x 5, Criminal Mischief III (Domestic Violence) and held without bail.

No injuries were reported.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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