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Armed man accused of threatening woman, children at Chitina home

  • Author: Chris Klint
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published January 12, 2017

A Chitina man is charged with threatening to shoot people in a home filled with young children last weekend, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.

Troopers responded at about 4 p.m. Sunday to Chitina and arrested 29-year-old Dustin Slocum, according to an online dispatch. A report to troopers indicated Slocum was "at his residence and threatening people with a gun saying he was going to kill them."

"Investigation revealed (Slocum) was in the residence with five children ranging in age from 4 months old to 6 years old, and his significant other," troopers wrote.

Troopers persuaded Slocum to exit his home and surrender peacefully. A subsequent search of the residence found methamphetamines and marijuana.

Slocum was charged with three counts of third-degree assault in the incident. He remained in custody Thursday morning at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility, according to a statewide inmate database.