Two Wainwright soldiers charged with assault

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003

FAIRBANKS (AP) A Fort Wainwright soldier was in critical condition Sunday at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after allegedly being beaten by two other soldiers.

Michael P. Annunziato, 26, of Fairbanks, and Jason M. Galvin, 23, of Fort Wainwright, were charged with attacking Monty Roy Haney, 34.

Police said the attack occurred early Saturday in the parking lot of the Reflections nightclub, where Haney was punched and kicked repeatedly.

Eyewitnesses saw two men approach Haney in the parking lot at about 2 a.m. and, without any words being exchanged, begin to punch him in the head, according to a criminal complaint.

They told police Haney fell to the ground, after which the two men continued to kick and punch him in the head and abdomen numerous times. The two men reportedly spat on the victim then ran off toward a nearby Williams Express store.

Haney was taken to the hospital, where he was found to be suffering from a broken nose, swelling of the brain and a possible neck injury.

Annunziato and Galvin turned themselves in to police.

They were arraigned on one count each of first-degree assault, a felony charge that carries up to 20 years in prison. Both men were being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

Fairbanks police could offer no motive for the beating.

According to the Fort Wainwright Public Affairs Office, Haney is a staff sergeant with E Troop, First Cavalry Regiment; Annunziato is a sergeant with the Fourth Battalion, 123rd Aviation Regiment, and Galvin is a specialist with the latter unit.

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