Crime & Courts

Anchor Point woman allegedly strips naked and fights an Alaska State Trooper

A 30-year-old Anchor Point woman faces an array of criminal charges for allegedly stripping naked, fighting an Alaska State Trooper and commanding her dogs to attack the officer and another person.

Mary Kate Field has been charged with three counts of third-degree assault, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to a trooper dispatch posted Tuesday.

Dispatchers in Soldotna got a report about a disturbance at Dorothy Drive in Anchor Point at 9:41 p.m. Monday, troopers said.

A trooper responded and spotted Field outside a home. She had not been invited and was refusing to leave, pounding on a door on the back porch, troopers said.

When the responding trooper asked Field to leave, she "stripped naked and challenged the trooper to a fight," according to the dispatch. "While the trooper tried to arrest Field she actively fought him and attempted to strangle the trooper."

Then, Field commanded her dogs to attack the trooper and the homeowner, troopers said. Both of her alleged targets sustained no life-threatening dog bites, troopers said.

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Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said one of the dogs was believed to be a pit bull while the other was an unknown breed.

"Field was finally taken into custody and remanded into the Homer Jail," according to the dispatch.

Drugs are believed to have been a factor in the incident, Peters said. Around 10 minutes passed from the time the trooper contacted Field to her placement in the back of a patrol vehicle, she said.

Jerzy Shedlock

Jerzy Shedlock is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch News. He left the ADN in 2017.