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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Palmer Man charged with assault and illegally entring Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Kyle Hansen, 25, of Palmer, Alaska, was charged by a federal criminal complaint in Anchorage on charges of assault on a Federal Officer, destruction of government property, and illegally entering a military property.
The three count complaint named Hansen as the sole defendant.
According to the criminal complaint, in the early morning hours of January 19, 2013, Hansen illegally drove a pick-up truck through the Boniface gate at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
He then tried to exit Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson through the gate at Government Hill and when that exit was blocked, he then turned around to attempt an exit through the Boniface gate. The charging documents allege that while in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Hansen struck one Air Force law enforcement officer and a law enforcement vehicle with his vehicle and then crashed through the closed Boniface gate causing significant damage to the gate.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the criminal charges in this case.
A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 29, 2015