Man Breaks Out of Emmonak Jail (Update: Agathluk Taken Into Custody)
Update, Mon., Aug. 26, 2019:
Alaska State Troopers and local law enforcement successfully apprehended Brandon Agathluk on Friday after he had escaped police custody two days earlier.
Agathluk broke out of the Emmonak City jail on Wednesday morning. On Friday morning, troopers and the local village public safety officer located him in an abandoned building in town. According to the troopers, he jumped from the window of the building, and law enforcement followed him in a short foot chase before apprehending him. The dispatch did not report any injuries to any of the parties involved.
Agathluk is charged with escape in the second degree, meaning he unlawfully broke from detention. Agathluk has been remanded the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.
Alaska State Troopers are still searching for 27-year-old Brandon Agathluk after he broke out of the city jail in Emmonak on Wednesday morning. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says the jail did not appear to be properly secured but could offer no additional information.
Agathluk was detained late on Tuesday evening on two separate assault charges, one of which occurred earlier that evening. One of those includes assault in the fourth degree; he is accused of allegedly kicking a family member multiple times in the face. At this time, Troopers do not have a physical description of Agathluk or details on what he was last seen wearing.
Anyone with any information on Agathluk’s whereabouts is encouraged to call AST at (907) 949-1300.
Image at top: Emmonak in July 2013. Photo: Adam DuBrowa, FEMA.