- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 59-year-old Tanana man has pleaded guilty to assault after threatening a village public safety officer.

Arvin Kangas entered his plea Monday for placing Sgt. Mark Haglin in fear of physical injury. Officials say Kangas threatened to assault the officer, and then later looked at Haglin while pointing to a weapon.

Kansas received a 180-day sentence, of which 150 days were suspended.

The threats against Haglin on April 30 led to the arrival the following day of Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich to serve an arrest warrant.

Kangas’ son, Nathanial, is accusing of shooting and killing both officers while making the arrest.

The younger Kangas faces an April murder trial. Arvin Kangas remains in jail, facing evidence tampering and hindering prosecution charges from that day.


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