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Accidental shooting lead to arrest


November 20, 2012
Tuesday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Friday afternoon, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm. Troopers responded to the scene near Mahoney Lake seven miles to the northeast of Ketchikan. Upon arriving the Troopers found that 62-year-old Ketchikan resident John Alley had accidentally discharged a firearm causing minor damage to his hand.

Further investigation by the troopers revealed that 35-year-old Ketchikan resident Robert James was present at the time of the accident. Investigation reveled that James is a convicted felon in the state and was in the possession of a handgun. Further investigation reveled that James is also a convicted sex offender and out of compliance with registering.

James was arrested at the scene and charged with Misconduct Involving Weapons III and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender II. James was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center, remanded and held without bail.


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Alaska Department of Public Safety


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