Johnson was arrested by FBI agents in October after an investigation identified him as the caller who left more than a dozen threatening and profanity-laced voicemails for both senators.
FBI agents arrested Johnson on Oct. 4 on suspicion of leaving 17 threatening voicemail messages for Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan earlier this year.
A federal judge ruled Friday that a Delta Junction man accused of threatening to kill one of Alaska’s two U.S. senators must remain behind bars until an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing.
An Anchorage man was turned back at the border because of Canada’s pandemic-related travel restrictions, but he reportedly refused to leave the checkpoint.
Troopers responded to a call from customs at around 9:30 a.m. about a “hostile subject,” and arrested Sharkey for second-degree trespassing.
Two weeks into an outbreak, the number of COVID-19 cases at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Point MacKenzie keeps climbing.
The new cases make Goose Creek’s the largest outbreak in the correctional system so far. The next largest, at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, had 104 at last count.
All of those infected were housed in the general population, the department said. Inmates are still being tested, with results expected by Monday.
The state COVID-19 dashboard showed a large drop in the number of available inpatients beds on Wednesday, from 1,800 to 1,400.
A Fairbanks grand jury has indicted 13 Fairbanks Correctional Center inmates on rioting and criminal mischief charges related to an Aug. 17 riot at the jail.