Circle man charged with assault

Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Circle man was charged with assault and misconduct involving a weapon early Thursday after shooting at a relative, Alaska State Troopers said.

Darrell Crow, 32, fired the weapon after an argument over alcohol, troopers said.

Crow and first cousin Gerald Ginnis were drinking at Crow's home when they started to fight over their remaining beers, prosecutors said.

Ginnis left the home and went next door to another relative's residence. According to prosecutors, Crow followed him with a shotgun and began yelling outside. When Ginnis opened the door, Crow pointed the weapon at the home and Ginnis retreated inside. Ginnis told troopers Crow then fired the gun.

Troopers said Crow pushed his way into the home and was subdued by another man and Ginnis.

Troopers said a breath test indicated Crow had a blood alcohol level of .18 percent.

Circle is on the Yukon River at the end of the Steese Highway about 125 air miles northeast of Fairbanks.

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