Bail was set for Robert Bryan Cunningham in Ketchikan District Court Friday morning. He’s facing felony charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and assault and a misdemeanor charge of interfering with the report of a crime.
The 49-year-old Ketchikan man allegedly handcuffed and attempted to hang a woman with a rope in Ketchikan early Thursday morning, according to court documents. The woman was able to alert a friend she was in danger. The friend then called police who arrested Cunningham without incident, court papers said.
District Attorney Tim McGillicuddy urged the judge to set bail at $200,000.
“The allegations here are horrifying. The victim is here present in court today. She has substantial bruising all the way around her neck, under her chin, up and down her arms,” McGillicuddy said.
District Court Judge Kevin Miller set bail at $150,000. Cunningham faces up to 99 years in prison for the attempted murder and kidnapping charges. He’s due to be back in court on September 13.
His attorney, a public defender, did not comment on the charges during the proceedings.