Banished man arrested in Togiak after failing to show up for jail sentence

Aug 24, 2017

Ty Anthony Moore, 26, taken into custody Tuesday in Togiak, a village he was banished from for suspected drug dealing. Moore was arrested pursuant to a warrant to begin a year in jail for conviction of being a felon in possession of a gun after Dillingham arrest last February.

DILLINGHAM: Ty Anthony Moore, 26, is now serving the remainder of a one year jail sentence on a conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

It took four officers around a half hour to chase him through Togiak and eventually pin him down, and Moore picked up an additional charge of resisting arrest.

Ty Moore was arrested at the Dillingham Boat Harbor in February, just days after the Togiak Traditional Council banished him for suspected drug dealing. DPD found him passed out at the wheel of a vehicle with 1.4 grams of black tar heroin, some pills, $8000 cash, and a small pistol.

The prosecutor dropped most of the charges in return for a guilty plea on being a felon in possession of a firearm and a one year jail sentence. Moore pleaded out in May, and Judge Tina Reigh granted a delayed remand date of Aug. 15 so he could commercially fish this summer, as per his attorney's request.

State troopers in Dillingham doubt he spent much time fishing, telling KDLG they seemed to pull Moore over on minor traffic infractions a couple times a week through June and July. When he was arrested in Togiak, several residents quickly approached the state trooper there to thank him for helping get a previously banished alleged dealer out of the village, said AST.

The officers in Togiak, including the VPSO, VPO, and TPO, also picked up Patrick Olarey, a 31-year-old from Soldotna wanted on a drug possession charge from Sterling. He claimed to be someone else to authorities, who charged him with providing false information. At Olarey's arraignment Wednesday, he pleaded no contest to both charges.

Judge Tina Reigh sentenced him to the maximum of 30 days of suspended jail time for the drug possession and gave him 15 days behind bars for lying to police. That was above the prosecutor's recommendation of no active jail time. 

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