Two Dillingham men arrested in separate incidents involving guns

Mar 19, 2019

Dillingham police arrested Michael Carty, 61, on suspicion of threatening someone with a rifle. In a separate case police arrested Mike Hoseth, 31, for allegedly threatening two people who were going to testify at an upcoming trial with a shotgun.

Update 11:00 a.m.: 

Hoseth was arraigned Monday in Dillingham. Carty's arraignment is scheduled for today. 

Original March 19, 2019 article: 

Shortly after midnight on Monday, Dillingham police received a report that a man was threatening another person with a gun. The responding officer arrested Michael Carty, 61, of Dillingham. Carty faces the felony charge of assault and the misdemeanor charge of misconduct involving a weapon. 

Early Sunday morning, police responded to a report that someone had allegedly broken into a residence and threatened two people with a shotgun. When police arrived, they discovered a bag outside the residence that contained alcoholic beverages, an unopened box of shotgun shells and three containers of Clorox bleach cleaning wipes. The chain locking the front door was also broken, with damage estimated at $20.  

According to the police report, officers followed footprints leading from the residence and found Mike Hoseth, 31, sleeping in a tent. He was arrested on suspicion of threatening the residents to prevent them from testifying at an upcoming trial. Hoseth was transported to the Dillingham jail, where he submitted to a breathalyzer test. Police reported that Hoseth's breath alcohol content was .202 percent.

Hoseth faces seven felony charges: two each of attempted murder, assault, and tampering with a witness, as well as one charge of burglary. He also faces the misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, misconduct involving a weapon, and violating conditions of release. 

This story is developing and KDLG will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

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