Noatak man charged with attempted murder in ax attack

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2001

KOTZEBUE (AP) -- A man from the Northwest Alaska village of Noatak has been charged with attempted murder.

Robert Penn, 44, was arrested Friday on a charge of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.

Troopers say Penn attacked Paul Wesley, 43, with an ax. Wesley suffered injuries to his head and face from the attack.

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