Update (Friday, 5 p.m.) — Ryan Cunningham, KTOO
Juneau police announced on Friday that they have located and arrested William Moy, Jr. The defendant, who was previously charged with felony escape and other misdemeanor offenses, escaped custody on Wednesday.
In the statement released Friday, police say Moy “was no match for the combined might of the Juneau Police Department.”
A call to the Juneau Police Department was not immediately returned as of Friday evening.
The Juneau Police Department is asking for help looking for a defendant who has escaped custody.
William Moy, Jr., 25, was released to the custody of his defense attorney to attend an appointment on Wednesday, but he never returned to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
Moy was previously charged with felony escape and other misdemeanor offenses.
In August, Moy kicked out the window of a prisoner transport vehicle on his way back to jail from the courthouse. He escaped, but he was arrested shortly afterward.
According to Juneau police, Moy has multiple convictions for theft, and they’re recommending residents keep their vehicles and homes locked.
Police describe Moy as an Alaskan Native male, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 175 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.
Police ask anyone who knows Moy’s whereabouts to contact them at 907-586-0600.
- "We’re certainly pleased with the settlement," the head of the cruise industry association said. "It’s really an opportunity for all of us in the cruise industry and the community of Juneau to move forward."
- Although the famous blue caverns from several years ago have disappeared, word of a new cave spread over social media this winter and brought crowds to the glacier. But while hiking to the cave is a remarkable experience, it also comes with some risk.
- China and Russia are teaming up to pursue their interests in the Arctic. Regional security expert Rebecca Pincus says the United States needs to pay more attention.
- For several years, students in a JDHS science class have been learning about halibut hook carving. A Tlingit carver says it's mostly about common sense: paying close attention and working with what you’ve got.