Motel clerk turns in carjacking suspects

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A motel clerk in Fairbanks turned two carjacking suspects over to police moments after he read about them in the local newspaper.

The clerk at the Alaska Motor Inn matched the descriptions of the suspects in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner to a couple who had taken a room Monday morning, detective Aaron Ring said.

Scott W. Braswell, 28, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree vehicle theft and second-degree theft. He is accused of putting a knife to a woman's throat, demanding a bag of money and her car keys early Monday.

His girlfriend, Brandy Foster, will not be charged because she claimed she didn't know Braswell was going to rob the woman and because she is a collaborating witness in the crime, Ring said.

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