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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 7:49 pm

WASILLA — A car full of people pulled over on Knik-Goose Bay Road turned out to be about as uncooperative as they could possibly be Monday.

According to a press statement, Alaska State Troopers pulled the blue Suzuki SUV over at 4:11 a.m. for a moving violation.

“Two male passengers inside the vehicle fled on foot,” according to troopers.

Troopers caught one of them, Jerome F. Byrne, 31, of Wasilla, who they say resisted arrest, fought with troopers and gave false information.  

Troopers say he had two warrants out for his arrest totaling $15,000 relating to prior charges of drug misconduct and assault.

The driver of the vehicle, Bethany E. Lawrence, 24, of Wasilla, allegedly gave troopers “false information regarding the identity of the passengers in the vehicle” and was also arrested.

Byrne was jailed without bail and as of Monday was still incarcerated, according to jail records. Lawrence’s bail was set at $7,500. Jail records Monday showed she was still in jail.

—Andrew Wellner

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  • posted at 7:57 am on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.


    All right, troopers. Busting low lifes by the car load now. Now if we could just get rid of the DUI, DWI, DWLR, DWLS, DWLC multiple offenders off the streets, maybe we could get rid of those stupid "Safety Zones" as there would be so much less traffic. And this could give State DOT a chance to play catch up with our ever increasing Road improvement need.

  • reality posted at 6:54 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    reality Posts: 399

    I wonder how long or how many times the courts will let Jerome continue his violent ways before they give him a real jail sentence. 20 years would be a good starting point. Point McKenzie is waiting.

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