An alleged assault and robbery on Schoenbar Trail has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Ketchikan man and a 17-year-old Ketchikan girl.
According to the Ketchikan Police Department, the incident took place on the evening of Aug. 23rd. The victim told officers that multiple men had assaulted him after he showed up for a meeting he said was arranged by the 17-year-old girl.
The victim identified one suspect who he said was accompanied by two unknown men. The victim reported he was hit with blunt objects, and a knife was held to his throat.
The victim reported that his personal belongings, including cash, shoes and eye glasses, were taken, and then he was told to count to 100 or he’d be stabbed.
According to police, the 20-year-old man was arrested on Aug. 30th and charged with first-degree robbery, second- and third-degree assault, tampering with evidence, and second- and fourth-degree theft.
He was transported to Ketchikan Correctional Center, but was released on bail on Aug. 31st.
The 17-year-old girl was arrested and charged with second-degree robbery. She was placed at the Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility.
The investigation is continuing.
In most cases, KRBD does not identify defendants until after they’ve been indicted by a grand jury.