A Wasilla man was arrested Saturday evening after he allegedly pointed a firearm at an Alaska State Trooper during a traffic stop in the Knik-Fairview area.
According to an online dispatch, troopers pulled over a gray Dodge Neon for a moving violation near Knik Goose Bay Road and Clapp Street at around 10:48 p.m. last night. During the traffic stop, a passenger identified as 31-year-old Jerome W. Orton, exited the vehicle and drew a concealed firearm which he then pointed at a trooper.
Another trooper who was nearby was able to quickly disarm the man. Troopers say Orton then resisted arrest, causing minor injuries to the two officers. He was eventually subdued and taken to Mat Su Pretrial on charges of assaulting an officer, weapons misconduct, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $25,000 plus a third party custodian.
This is usually where I would say, "Just another day in the NRA's America."
But to be fair it's really just another day in freaking Wasilla, Alaska where this kind of thing is as common as domestic abuse, alcoholism, and accidental death.
Three things that are also extremely common in the Valley as well.