Former officer faces more attempted murder charges

Troy Wilson

Three additional attempted murder charges have been filed against a former Juneau police officer who allegedly fired on his colleagues.

Troy A. Wilson, 45, also faces three additional charges of assault. All are for the alleged targeting of his former co-workers who responded to his home on Black Wolf Way on Saturday night.

Another charge of weapons misconduct is for allegedly firing a weapon in the direction of a nearby home where bullets were later recovered.

That makes fifteen felony charges total filed against Wilson. He was previously charged with eight felonies on Sunday, including one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at an officer positioned in the trees behind his house.

Because of the additional charges, District Attorney Dave Brower successfully argued for a third-party custodian and increasing Wilson’s bail to $1,000,000. That’s half performance bond and half appearance bond.

“The allegations are extremely serious and the statements made are extremely serious,” said Brower.

Wilson’s bail was previously set on Sunday at $500,000 cash.

Defendant Troy Wilson (left), his attorney Julie Willoughby, and DA Dave Brower appear in Juneau District Court on Tuesday.

Wilson kept his head down during most of the hearing in Juneau District Court on Tuesday afternoon. He did not say anything on the record to the court.

“We would waive further reading and advisement,” said defense attorney Julie Willoughby. “I’ve spoken to Mr. Wilson about his rights. He understands them.”

A preliminary hearing has been set for April 20th in Juneau District Court unless the grand jury returns with an indictment before then.

Haines Magistrate John Hutchins says Wilson is prohibited from contacting any of the officers he allegedly threatened or contacting his wife. He is also prohibited from initiating contact with any other member of the Juneau Police Department, but an exception was made for any former colleagues who initiate the contact themselves for a possible visit.

An amended affidavit by prosecutors includes alleged threats made against a crisis negotiator and three of the department’s top officers. Wilson allegedly said that he would hunt them down and kill them.

Wilson rose to the rank of lieutenant during his over 15-year career at the Juneau Police Department. He left that job in December. His many duties included special investigations, SWAT instructor, and as a school resource officer at a high school and elementary schools.

He was recently working as a juvenile probation officer for the state.