JUNEAU -- A Juneau man suspected of shoplifting is in jail on a felony assault charge, accused of threatening two grocery employees in the store parking lot.
The Juneau Empire reports 27-year-old Matthew Ray Gilchrest is being held on $5,000 bail.
Prosecutors say a man and woman took items April 6 from the Alaskan & Proud grocery in downtown Juneau, and when a employee approached them, the male suspect threatened to stab him. Prosecutors say the man pulled a knife from his pants as he spoke and threatened another employee standing in the parking lot.
Police say they stopped Gilchrest with $50 in stolen items and found a 7-inch hunting knife on him. He entered a not guilty plea last week and is scheduled for a May 8 hearing.