Man pleads no contest in landlord attack

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A North Pole man who allegedly attacked his landlord with a wrench and a gun will serve time in prison.

Hank Walker, 45, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he will serve a maximum of 3 1/2 years in prison.

Walker pleaded no contest Monday to one count of third-degree assault and one count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons.

According to the criminal complaint, Walker was in his rental unit with his landlord, George Page, on May 13 when Walker's girlfriend and children walked in.

Walker allegedly yelled at the woman and children, and when Page tried to settle him down prosecutors said Walker allegedly shoved Page into a chair, punched him and pushed him out the door.

Page then told Walker to leave, but Walker reportedly went into his house, returned with a .22-caliber revolver and hit Page repeatedly in the face with it. When Page left to call troopers from his own residence, Walker followed him to the house and allegedly hit him in the head with a pipe wrench, according to the complaint.



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