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Subject: Domestic DisturbanceDate: 08-12-2014 07:54:36
From: Sergeant Chris BurkeCase or Incident: #140812-014
Summary:On August 12, 2014 at about 1815 hours, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a domestic disturbance where a gunshot was heard. The incident occurred in the area of 6590 Glacier Highway, Switzer Village Trailer Park.

JPD officers responded to the area and contacted three people where the incident occurred. The investigation revealed Samuel StClair a 36-year-old local was having an argument with one of the residents over someone spending the night. StClair made statements of a suicidal nature and armed himself with a rifle. He fired one shot in the air at the ceiling of the trailer and not at anyone else. He was in a room alone when he did this. No one else in the home was harmed or threatened.

Subsequently, StClair was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief DV a Class A Misdemeanor and one count of Misconduct Involving Weapon also a Class A Misdemeanor. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.
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 ***