Little Salmon/Carmacks chief in US jail

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Chief Eddy Skookum is in jail in the United States. The 56-year-old was arrested in Haines, Alaska, on the July 4 weekend, said police department Chief Gary Lowe. He was picked up early Sunday morning.

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Chief Eddy Skookum is in jail in the United States.

The 56-year-old was arrested in Haines, Alaska, on the July 4 weekend, said police department Chief Gary Lowe.

He was picked up early Sunday morning. He’s been charged with felony assault and had court hearings throughout the week, said Lowe.

“Other than providing the name and the fact he’s been charged, we don’t have anything to say,” he said.

Around 6 a.m. Sunday, a young blonde woman, who had been beaten bloody, was lying in the parking lot of the Captain’s Choice Motel, said owner Ed Lapeyri.

She was conscious when placed in the ambulance, he said.

The door had been pried open, suggesting someone had tried to break into her room, said Lapeyri. The room was covered in blood, including sheets and carpets. Broken glass littered the floor. Wednesday, he had not been able to get the stains from the carpet.

Police arrested Skookum at the waterfront, where he had locked himself in a truck.

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