An 18-year-old Juneau man is being accused of dragging a store employee with his car after a strong-arm robbery attempt Saturday morning.
Dylan Leland Barger was arrested by the Juneau Police Department at a Mendenhall Valley home after bystanders called police to report the incident.
According to JPD’s account of events, Barger took items from a Mendenhall Mall store and got into his car. A store employee followed Barger and reached into his vehicle’s open passenger-side window to take the allegedly stolen items back.
Barger rolled up the window, trapping the employee, dragged him with his vehicle, and punched him several times in the face, JPD said in an emailed statement about 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Witnesses who saw the incident gave JPD a description of the vehicle and a partial license plate number.
Using that information, officers tracked Barger and arrested him for second-degree robbery (a class B felony), fourth-degree assault (a misdemeanor) and fourth-degree theft (another misdemeanor).
The store employee, who was not named, was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital and released.