Gun theft sparks assault

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Police arrested a 25 year old man hours after he reportedly went to a local residence to try and retrieve stolen property.

    Frank A. Rogers, 25, of Juneau, faces charges of assault in the second degree and assault in the third degree after he allegedly went to the home in the 9100 block of Cinema Drive, armed with a handgun and assaulted a 27 year old female.

    Police said the victim's mother called them, reported the assault, and said two men had come to the residence due to a property dispute.  Police said Rogers told them that a friend of the female had stolen several items from them and they wanted them returned.

    Rogers is accused of striking the victim several times before he left the residence in a vehicle.  Capital City Fire Rescue transported the female to Bartlett Regional Hospital where she was treated and later released.

    Mr. Rogers is currently being held at the Lemon Creek Detention Center to await a future court appearance.  Juneau Police said the investigation continues into the second suspect.

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