Troopers seek info on whereabouts of Koliganek assault suspect

Aug 11, 2017

State troopers, Koliganek VPSO seeking public's help in tracking down Sean Nelson, wanted on an assault charge from an incident late Wednesday in the village.

Sean Nelson, 25, is being sought by authorities in Koliganek.

KDLG: A Koliganek man is wanted for assault, say state troopers.

Neither the VSPO nor troopers had any luck tracking down Sean Nelson through the day Thursday. Troopers believe he was spotted sometime Friday, wearing a backpack.

The VPSO was notified a little past midnight Thursday morning. Nelson is accused of injuring a family member.

"Sean Nelson is currently on felony parole for sexual assault of a minor in the third degree and furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was once again consuming alcohol in violation of his parole, was confronted by a family member, and responded by assaulting the family member," said Sgt. Luis Nieves, the AST supervisor in Bristol Bay.

Troopers say the suspect may have escaped into the woods, and the hope is to apprehend Nelson before he becomes more of a threat to others or himself.

“We’re going to continue our efforts and we’re asking the community in Koliganek to assist with bringing this person to the Alaska State Troopers so that he can answer for his crime," said Nieves.

AST has asked anybody with information on Nelson's whereabouts to notify the Dillingham Post at 842-5641.