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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday August 17th, 2017 :: 11:41 a.m. AKDT

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Update: Justin Schneider indicted for violent assault and kidnapping

Update from the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office:
On 8/15/17, the District Attorney’s Office indicted Justin Schneider (33-years-old) for kidnapping and assaulting a woman on 8/8/17 in Spenard. The grand jury indicted Schneider on four felony charges.
 
Kidnapping is an unclassified felony offense. If convicted of kidnapping, Schneider faces a sentence of five to 99 years in prison. A defendant’s sentence is determined by the judge who must consider the circumstances of the offense, the impact on the victim and the community, and the potential for rehabilitation of the defendant. The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
 
Schneider’s bail was set at $30,000 cash plus a court-approved third party custodian. His trial is scheduled before Superior Court Judge Michael Corey on November 6, 2017.
 
If anyone has more information about these or similar allegations, please contact Anchorage Police Detective Brett Sarber at 786-8900. To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

 
Original:
On 8/8/17 around 1 p.m., Officers responded to the area of 36th and Wisconsin to investigate a reported violent assault.  The victim was then transported to the emergency room for treatment.
 
The preliminary investigation found that victim was offered a ride by the suspect in the area of Minnesota Drive and Spenard Road. The victim didn’t know the suspect. The victim accepted the ride, however the suspect did not take her to where she wanted to go, instead the suspect drove the victim to the area of 36th & Wisconsin and asked her to exit the vehicle. As the victim walked away from the vehicle, the suspect tackled her, got on top of her, grabbed her neck with both hands to strangle her and told her he was going to kill her.  He then strangled her until she went unconscious. The suspect then did things sexually to himself while she was unconscious. After the assault, the suspect left the victim and drove to work at the Ted Stevens International Airport where he is employed as an Air Traffic Controller.
 
The suspect has been identified as Justin Schneider (33-years-old). He was taken into custody last night for an outstanding warrant associated to this case.  He faces charges of 2nd Degree Assault, 3rd Degree Assault and 1st Degree Harassment.
 
If you have any information regarding this incident or whether he has assaulted anyone else, please call APD Dispatch at 786-8900 (press “0” to speak with an operator).  To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.
 
APD Case: 17-31841
 

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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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MJ Thim
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mthim@muni.org
907-786-8571

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