Micah Nelson is wanted by the Juneau Police Department in connection with an assault Tuesday.

Micah Nelson is wanted by the Juneau Police Department in connection with an assault Tuesday.

Man wanted for assaulting woman during attempted robbery

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The Juneau Police Department is seeking a Juneau resident in connection with an assault on a woman on Glacier Highway Tuesday.

Micah Nelson, 28, is the subject of a $100,000 JPD warrant and wanted for questioning about the assault. Nelson is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

JPD said in a release Wednesday that the woman went to a bank to make a deposit for work. While leaving the bank, she was followed by a man who was known to her. He was driving an older black Chevrolet pickup truck with an extended cab, police said.

Police said he followed her vehicle, and when she pulled into a parking lot, Nelson got out of the truck and into her vehicle, armed with a handgun. Nelson refused to get out of her car, took the keys from the woman, and punched her repeatedly in the face and head while holding the handgun.

Nelson then left the area in the black pickup. A witness to the events called 911 at roughly 2:22 p.m., police said, and the pickup was later found on Rainbow Row, which is located behind Glacier Valley Elementary School in the Mendenhall Valley.

The woman suffered a large laceration to her forehead, but the injury was not considered life threatening. She was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital by Capital City Fire/Rescue.

Police did not say what bank was involved.

Any knowledge of Nelson can be made to the Juneau Crimeline.


• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.


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