An Aleknagik man was taken into custody Tuesday night on attempted murder and assault charges.
According to state troopers, Robin K. Chythlook, 52, stabbed his wife multiple times and pointed a hunting rifle at the unarmed Village Public Safety Officer Tuesday evening.
A sobered Chythlook was in court Wednesday morning for arraignment on two felony charges, the most serious of which carries a maximum penalty of 99 years behind bars.
State troopers said he stabbed his wife 27 times with two different knives Tuesday evening at their home in the ATSAT subdivision on Aleknagik’s South Shore. His wife said the attack began following an argument, adding that both had been drinking. She was hospitalized at Kanakanak but was reported to be in stable condition Wednesday morning.
“It is a very serious case, and it’s charged attempted murder one. When he was assaulting her with the knife he was saying he was going to kill her,” said assistant district attorney Pamela Dale.
VPSO Jason Creasey was the first responder to the Chythlook home Tuesday evening. In the trooper report, Creasey described seeing “a lot of blood in the snow outside.” Creasey could see Robin Chythlook through the porch door’s window.
“I lost sight of him for a little while and when he walked back into view I could see him holding a scoped hunting rifle,” Creasey wrote. He said Chythlook warned him that he had four seconds to leave. “I thought he was going to kill me,” Creasey said.
For that, the state charged Chythlook with third-degree “fear” assault against an officer.
Trooper Ethan Norwood and VPSO Creasey set up a hasty perimeter and arrested Chythlook “after a brief struggle on the porch” just before 7 p.m.
The victim, A.C., was interviewed at the hospital and described a brutal attack. She said they had been drinking and got into an argument, then Robin punched her a few times. He held her on the ground and began stabbing her with a large, white-handled knife, then with a smaller knife after she managed to knock away the first. She ran to a neighbor’s home but didn’t remember how she got away.
Magistrate Judge Tina Reigh ordered Robin Chythlook held on $100,000 bail at his Wednesday arraignment.
In November, he was arrested by Dillingham Police after he threatened people with a knife at his own birthday party, reportedly intoxicated at that time too. That felony case was dismissed by prosecutors in December.