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Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

File photo Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Man arrested after suspected ‘serious’ face and head assault to known woman

Alcohol appeared to be a factor, according to police.

A Juneau woman was medevaced to Anchorage after suffering significant injuries to her face and head following an assault from a man known to her, according to police.

Patrick McKinley, 62, of Juneau was arrested on charges of first-degree assault — a class A felony — and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release.

A tt approximately 8:23 p.m., Sunday, May 7, police received a call requesting an ambulance for a 60-year-old female resident who had significant injuries to her face and head at a residential housing facility in the Juneau Housing First Collaborative’s Forget-Me-Not Manor, according to Campbell.

The woman was brought to Bartlett Regional Hospital following the call for an ambulance, but was then medevaced to the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage as her “medical condition became more serious,” according to police.

During the investigation, police say the woman’s injuries appeared to be consistent with a physical assault. McKinley was later identified as a suspect in the assault, and alcohol appeared to be a factor, according to police.

Campbell said the woman is now in stable condition, and was still in hospital as of Wednesday.

According to the Alaska state court system, McKinley has multiple criminal assault convictions and alcohol-related offenses.

Campbell said the investigation is still ongoing, and any possible additional charges are still unknown at this time.

McKinley has his first felony appearance on Wednesday at the Juneau Courthouse, according to the state court system, and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing held next Friday at 11 a.m.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807.

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