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Press Release

Dustin Folse Indicted for Attempting to Murder Two Police Officers

January 16, 2020

(Anchorage, AK) – An Anchorage grand jury has indicted 35-year-old Dustin Folse for the attempted murder of Anchorage Police Department Officers Theodore Freitag and Kylie Baker with a crossbow.

The indictment charges two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree assault, and two counts of third-degree assault. In addition, Mr. Folse has been charged with one count of resisting arrest and one count of reckless endangerment. All of the charges stem from Mr. Folse’s conduct on January 12, 2020.

If convicted at trial, Mr. Folse faces a sentence of up to 99 years imprisonment for each of the attempted murder charges, up to ten years for each of the attempted first-degree assault charges, up to five years for the third-degree assault charges, and up to one year for the reckless endangerment charge.

The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Folse is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned before the Superior Court on January 21, 2020.

More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay at (907) 269-6300 or patrick.mckay@alaska.gov.

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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr at (907) 269-5285 or maria.bahr@alaska.gov.