Fort Yukon man charged with attempted murder

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fort Yukon man is facing a charge of first-degree attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle a Fort Yukon woman.

Terry Herbert, 34, was arrested Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Fort Yukon police chief Reginald Fleming responded to a 911 call at the woman's residence to find Herbert leaving. Fleming and Herbert went into the home and found the woman inside, crying and demanding that Herbert be arrested for assault.

The woman told Fleming that Herbert had choked her, causing her to lose consciousness.

She also complained of neck pain and throat soreness. Fleming said he observed red marks consistent with choking on her throat and neck, and that she was bleeding from the injury.

Fleming said that while the woman was telling him about the alleged assault, Herbert was telling her to change her story.

Herbert was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the incident. He was arrested and transferred to custody in Fairbanks.



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