Man Assaults Another In Bethel, Threatens With Knife

Dec 17, 2013

KYUK, Bethel:  A Bethel man is facing felony charges for allegedly punching a man and assaulting another while he possessed a knife.

Harold Arnakin, 21, was arrested early Sunday, after police responded to a report of a disturbance. Officers found two people in a standoff, which they quickly separated.

An officer said that one of the victim's face was so swollen and bloody that he did not recognize him, despite several past encounters.

The victim said that Arnakin invited him over to drink. The man fell asleep and Arnakin allegedly began beating him and threatening him with a knife.  The man fought to get away and was eventually taken to the emergency room for treatment.

Police believe alcohol was a factor.

The police charged Arnakin with three counts of third degree assault, including injury with a weapon.

ben@kyuk.org