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Anchorage Man Wanted for May 2016 Vehicular Assault

October 13, 2016

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 28 year old Zachary Roland was indicted by the Anchorage grand jury for assault in the first degree, a class A felony. The indictment stems from a three vehicle collision on May 3, 2016 near the intersection of Homer Drive and Dowling Road.

The Anchorage Police responded to the collision at approximately 5:35 p.m. Following a lengthy investigation by the Anchorage Police Department’s Major Traffic Collision Unit, the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office presented an indictment to the Anchorage grand jury. Roland had not been previously charged in connection with the collision. Roland was indicted on two counts of assault in the first degree and one count of assault in the third degree. The District Attorney’s Office also charged Roland with one count of reckless driving and one count of driving under the influence.

Superior Court Judge Pat McKay issued a warrant for Roland’s arrest last evening. Judge McKay set bail at $5000 cash performance. Roland has not been arrested yet. Roland faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison for assault in the first degree.

The charge in the indictment is only an allegation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Jenna Gruenstein at (907) 269-6300 or jenna.gruenstein@alaska.gov.

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