Man arrested after assaulting woman, officers

Man arrested after assaulting woman, officers

He now faces a felony charge and two misdemeanors

  • Juneau Empire
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:26pm
  • NewsCrime

Clarification: An earlier version of this article referred to the arrested man as Bennett Tackett. His full name is Bennett Tackett II, and the article has been updated to reflect that.

A Juneau man was arrested Tuesday night after a domestic violence assault and a fight with police officers, police say.

At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, JPD responded to a phone call from an apartment in the Mendenhall Valley, from a caller who said it sounded like a man was assaulting a woman in a nearby apartment. When officers arrived, they could hear a woman yelling from an apartment for someone to call 911, according to a JPD release.

Police went into the apartment and found a man on top of a woman in one of the bedrooms, the release states. The man was identified later as 41-year-old Juneau resident Bennett Tackett II, according to the release.

Officers told the man to get off the woman and tried to restrain him. Tackett then began to fight with the officers, police say. Officers tased Tackett and eventually had to punch the man, the release states. Eventually, the officers were able to arrest him.

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The woman was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for medical treatment due to injuries from the assault, according to the release, and Tackett was also taken to the hospital after injuries suffered during his fight with the officers. One of the officers hurt his hand during the fight, police say.

Tackett was later taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center for third-degree assault, a class C felony, fourth-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor, and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. The assault charges are both for the domestic violence assault. The man was held at LCCC without bail.

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