Togiak man escaped custody Sunday, says AST

Feb 27, 2017

Search continues for Justin Forbes, 27, who escaped Togiak jail following an arrest for domestic violence assault.

Justin Forbes, 27, of Togiak escaped from custody in Togiak Saturday and was still considered at large Monday morning.
Credit courtesy Alaska State Troopers

KDLG: A Togiak man allegedly escaped from the Togiak jail Saturday, and authorities are seeking information on his whereabouts.

Justin Forbes, 27, was in custody on four counts of domestic violence assault and two counts of weapons misconduct. He was arrested Friday evening. A state trooper press release says he escaped on Saturday around 6:30 p.m., but did not specify how.

Troopers in Dillingham and Togiak Police are asking anyone with information about Forbes to call 1-800-478-5118 or 907-493-5212.

Forbes has a lengthy criminal record, mainly for assaultive behavior. He was also convicted of escape in 2008.