A Ketchikan man faces assault charges after a mid-June incident.

At about 11 p.m. on June 19th, Ketchikan police responded to the 900 block of Park Avenue after receiving a report of a man holding a woman against her will.

According to the Ketchikan Police Department, the woman told officers that 26-year-old DONALD R. DOYON of Ketchikan, slapped her face hard enough for her ears to ring. She also told police that he allegedly choked her until she felt a tingling sensation, had difficulty breathing and felt like she was going to pass out.

He also allegedly ripped her top, purse and bra off, allegedly took her cell phone away so she couldn’t call the Police, and allegedly blocked her from leaving the bedroom. The woman told police that she escaped by diving out the bedroom window.

Doyon was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic assault and interfering with a domestic violence report. He was arraigned June 29 in Ketchikan Superior Court, where prosecutors added charges of fourth-degree assault and coercion. His next hearing is Aug. 13, and an Aug. 21 trial is scheduled

Starting Wednesday, SECON plans to pave various parts of Ketchikan’s road system, including sections of North Tongass Highway between Ward Cove Deli and Sunset Drive at Refuge Cove.

Motorists on North Tongass should expect delays in that area from 9 a.m. through late evening, with traffic often reduced to one lane.

SECON also plans to pave in the Water Street area and on Jackson Street starting Wednesday.

Upper Water Street from Tongass Avenue to the viaduct, and Jackson Street from 7th Avenue to Fairview will be closed to parking and traffic at various times to accommodate the work.

Visiting German professor Dr. William Sax will present a talk in Ketchikan about psychiatry and traditional cultures.

Sax heads the Department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, at Heidelberg University. His recent research focuses on the spread of psychiatry into South Asia and its effects on healing traditions.

He has published several books on the topic.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 4th in room H101 of the Hamilton Building on Stedman Street.