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Man faces charges for weapons, resisting arrest

A little before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan were at Fawn Mountain Elementary School, and recognized 30-year-old Jason Simpson of Ketchikan.

Simpson had an outstanding warrant, so Troopers attempted to arrest him. According to Troopers, Simpson allegedly fled on foot but was captured in the parking lot with help from an off-duty VPSO and an off-duty U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer.

Simpson allegedly had a switchblade knife and drug paraphernalia in his possession. He was arrested on the warrant and also was charged with a probation violation, resisting arrest, and fourth- and fifth-degree weapons misconduct.

Simpson appeared in court Friday. According to court records, the judge set bail at $2,500. The public defender agency was appointed to represent him, and a jury trial was scheduled for Jan. 22nd.

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