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Valdez Police Department
Wednesday March 16th, 2016 :: 07:06 p.m. AKDT


A Valdez-based Alaska Superior Court jury found Christopher L. Harnden guilty of felony first-degree assault.

For immediate release: 03/16/2016 4:00 pm</p>
Valdez, AK &ndash; A Valdez-based Alaska Superior Court jury found 29-year old Christopher Levi Harnden guilty of felony first-degree assault on Monday, March 14, 2016.</p>
On November 2, 2015, Valdez Police and Fire Departments and the Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a woman with alleged knife wounds in need of immediate medical attention on Glacier Haul Dump Road. Emergency responders discovered a 32-year old woman bleeding heavily from a laceration to her face and transported her by ambulance to Providence Valdez Medical Center. The woman was later transferred by medivac to the Providence Anchorage Intensive Care Unit.</p>
Following investigation into the incident, Valdez police filed for and received an arrest warrant charging Harnden with domestic violence, first-degree assault, and tampering with physical evidence. With coordination from the Anchorage Police Department, Harnden was arrested in Anchorage on November 3, 2015.</p>
On November 10, 2015, the State District Attorney&rsquo;s office indicted Harnden on three counts of first-degree assault and one count of tampering with physical evidence. A four day Valdez Superior Court jury trial of the case began on March 8, 2016, concluding with a guilty verdict on a sole count of felony first-degree assault.</p>
Harnden will be sentenced on July 11, 2016 in Valdez Superior Court.</p>
Posted March 16, 2016<br />
Lieutenant Dan Mott, Valdez Police Department<br />
Allie Ferko, Public Information Officer, City of Valdez</p>

Valdez Police Department
212 Chenega Ave
Valdez, AK 99686

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