Two men charged in Anchorage carjacking

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two men were arrested Tuesday and charged in the carjacking of a woman visiting from Dillingham, Anchorage police said.

The two were identified as James M. Stark, 21, and Nathan M. Klinger, also 21. Both were charged with a variety of offenses including first-degree vehicle theft and first-degree escape. Klinger also faces a first-degree robbery charge.

Both were being held in the Anchorage jail on bail of $30,000 each.

The 28-year-old Dillingham woman told police she got into her rental car early Tuesday and that Klinger showed up at the driver's side window. She said he had a handgun at his side and ordered her to get out of the car and leave her purse.

She said the two men then drove away in the car.

The car was spotted a few minutes later by a University of Alaska Anchorage patrol officer. The patrol officer followed the car until it came to a dead end on 42nd Ave.

Anchorage police, with the help of a police dog, tracked the two men into the woods were they were arrested.

Police said the two men had earlier walked away from an Anchorage halfway house.



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