JPD says investigation into Floyd Dryden beating continues

JPD says investigation into Floyd Dryden beating continues

Suspects have been identified, and the investigation continues.

The Juneau Police Department continues to investigate an assault on a teenager near Floyd Dryden Middle School that happened in early February, JPD said Friday.

“Based on the information learned during the investigation, there does not appear to be any danger to the public and this appears to be an isolated incident,” said Lt. Krag Campbell of the JPD in a release. “The victim and suspects are known to each other, and the assault appears to be a retaliation for an earlier incident that was reported to JPD.”

The assault occurred at night on Feb. 9 near Floyd Dryden. The victim, an 18-year-old man, who JPD did not identify, was beaten badly in the face and head by multiple assailants, Campbell said. The victim was taken to the hospital, where his injuries were treated. The injuries appeared bad, but not life-threatening, Campbell said.

“Detectives have obtained search warrants for social media records believed to contain information related to this incident and have interviewed over a dozen people connected to the assault,” Campbell said. “At the conclusion of this investigation, JPD will be forwarding the case to the District Attorney’s Office.”

More than six suspects have been identified in connection with the assault, Campbell said. They are a mix of juveniles and adults.

“This case has a lot of people involved, so it naturally takes a longer time to complete,” Campbell said in an email.

Anyone with information related to the assault should contact JPD at 586-0600 or at www.juneaucrimeline.com.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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