Subject: AssaultDate: 04-29-2014 03:03:19
From: Sgt. Chris GiffordCase or Incident: #140428-007
On 04-28-2014 at 8:30 PM, Juneau Police received several reports of a disturbance in the downtown area. One caller reported a person was being assaulted in Marine Park before being dragged by several people through the Franklin Street area. A short time later, another caller reported being contacted by a relative who reported he had been assaulted by a group of people in the downtown area. The caller provided descriptions of the suspects, and JPD officers responded to the area and located a group of men fitting the description on Marine Way.

Police detained three people during the investigation, one of whom was later released. 21 year-old Connor Edge, a local resident, was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree, a class “A” misdemeanor. He was later lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $1000 bail.

A second man, 21 year-old Kurtis Detemple, also a local resident, was arrested for Assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. Following Detemple’s arrest, a JPD officer was treated for minor injuries at the Bartlett Regional Hospital and released. Detemple was held the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $1000 bail.

Alcohol was a factor in this incident.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***