January 27, 2011

Good Thursday. +5 at the airport and about the same here.

Yokelly there is not that much going on that would interest you.

Local news includes yet more discussion of the very expensive Suisitna Dam project.

And while we’re at it, let’s move the capital to Willow.

We have this sordid tale of people out of control—

Dispute at Fairbanks hotel leads to attempted murder, assault charges

by Molly Rettig / Fairbanks Daily News Miner

Jan 26, 2011

FAIRBANKS – A Fairbanks man was charged with attempted murder after firing a gun at his former girlfriend, who had stabbed him during a fight at a local hotel Tuesday, according to Fairbanks police.

Antaeus Tulane Gay, 23, and Samantha Herbert, 19, and two others were arguing outside a room at the Comfort Inn that Gay and another woman had rented. Gay and Herbert were formerly in a relationship, according to charging documents.

The hotel manager responded to the disturbance and tried to defuse the fight, documents stated. She told Fairbanks Police Department officers she saw Herbert stab Gay in the side, then run downstairs and outside. The manager yelled to another hotel employee to stop Herbert. The employee grabbed and held Herbert near the end of the driveway, near the street. Then a gun was fired several times.

When the manager heard gunshots, she told the employee to let Herbert go, the report said.

No one was hit by the gunfire, Fairbanks police Lt. Matt Soden said. No weapon was found, but two .380-caliber brass shell casings were found on the snow near the area where Gay was seen.

Police officers arrested Herbert as she was leaving the scene in a dark-colored SUV. Officers found Gay at the hospital. Soden said his injuries did not appear to be severe.

Gay was charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder and one count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons for shooting several times at Herbert.

Herbert, of Fairbanks, was charged with first-degree assault for stabbing Gay.

Someone should tell these young people there are many fish in the sea.

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