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Troopers: Man robbed, assaulted K-Beach hitchhikers

Posted: June 30, 2012 - 5:03pm  |  Updated: June 30, 2012 - 5:16pm

A man was arrested on charges of assaulting and robbing two male hitchhikers he gave a ride to from a Kalifornsky Beach Road convenience store, Alaska State Troopers reported.

Sterling resident Travis Lee McHone was arrested and booked into Spring Creek Correctional Center on Friday night on charges after he was pulled over near Anchor Point for driving a vehicle matching the description the hitchhikers gave troopers.

Troopers reported that about 9:30 p.m. McHone, 25, allegedly threatened the hitchhikers and demanded they provide him money. Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said the men gave McHone some money, but he became angry when they didn’t provide him more. The hitchhikers then showed him an empty wallet and McHone became angrier, Peters said.

McHone then alledgedly pulled a club out from under his seat and began to hit them. Peters said the hitchhikers, who were not identified, fought back and overpowered the driver by putting him in a headlock. When the driver pulled over, they fled the vehicle leaving groceries, a cell phone and other items, Peters said.

McHone, was charged with two counts each of second degree robbery, kidnapping, third degree assault, and one count of evidence tampering and third degree theft.

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anrsvc 06/30/12 - 11:37 pm
Inaccurate Information

McHone was booked into Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Besides the fact that Spring Creek is a prison and not a pretrial facility, it would not make sense that he would be transported another 2 hours to Seward to be placed into a facility that does not handle pretrial inmates.

V.I.N.E. reports McHone in Wildwood Pretrial. It appears that the PIO inaccurately reported this incident in their daily press releases. All the Clarion did is rewrite the press release:

fedupwiththepublic 07/02/12 - 12:20 pm

OMG. I cannot believe what i have just read. What has these country come to. Need money ......Go get a job.

freedomlibertytruth 07/02/12 - 02:53 pm
blocks from this crime, a Kenai Police officer was murdered

Very close to this same area a Kenai Police Officer and a decent family man, John Watson, was murdered. Shocking, appalling, and it was a fishing guide from Washington State who pulled the trigger. He had a job. A high paying job. And an expensive house in Kenai. Evil has no bounds.

Most cities in America are like war zones. When the judges stop prosecuting to the full extent of the law, and the legislature lowers the level of penalty for crime, when they continue to do early release programs for these degenerates… gets worse. It has gotten worse on the Kenai over the decades.

Good catch. A citizen observing and monitoring the press and speaking out is an asset to the society. You have also alerted the folks that do not know Criminals are not swept up and whisked away to a far off location, they are put in the local jail. All of them.

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