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Ketchikan Man Charged With Kidnapping & Assault; Bail Set at $60,000



May 11, 2016
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Police officers arrested a 23 year-old Ketchikan man Monday charging him with kidnapping and assault. According to information released by Ketchikan Chief of Police Alan Bengaard, officers responded to 529 Pine Street due to a report of a female screaming and crying.

Officers found the exterior and interior doors to the residence locked and barricaded shut requiring officers to make a forced entry into the residence.

Found inside the residence were Elliott D Koenig and a female who was found to have significant injuries to her head, neck and face to include significant swelling and bruising, cuts in and around her mouth, and a swollen lip. She was also observed to have ligature marks on her wrists, ankles, and neck.

The investigation by Ketchikan Police officers revealed that Koenig had tied up the female and kept her restrained on multiple occasions during the last twenty-four hours. During this time, according to Chief Bengaard's information release, Koenig "struck her on her head and about her body with legs of a broken wooden chair, he struck and shocked her with an electronic taser device, punched her with his fists, and strangled her with his hands to the point of unconsciousness."

Koenig was placed under arrest and charged with Kidnapping, Assault in the First Degree, four counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Koenig was transport Monday to the Ketchikan Correctional Center where he was booked and held without bail. Koenig's arraignment was Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 and a Public Defender attorney was appointed. His bail was set at $60,000.

Koenig's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM in Courtroom 406, at the Ketchikan Courthouse.

Charges are merely accusations and a defendant is to be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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