Press Release

Justin Schneider Indicted for Kidnapping and Assault

August 16, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) Yesterday, 33 year old Justin Schneider was indicted for kidnapping and assaulting a woman in the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage on August 8, 2017. The grand jury indicted Schneider on four felony charges.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 8, 2017, Anchorage Police Department responded to the emergency room at the Alaska Native Medical Center for a reported assault case. A woman reported that she was in the area of Minnesota Drive and Spenard Road when a man engaged her in conversation and offered to give her a ride. The woman accepted the offer. Schneider then drove her to another location and then allegedly assaulted her.

Kidnapping is an unclassified felony offense. If convicted of kidnapping, Schneider faces a sentence of five to 99 years in prison. A defendant’s sentence is determined by the judge who must consider the circumstances of the offense, the impact on the victim and the community, and the potential for rehabilitation of the defendant. The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Schneider’s bail was set at $30,000 cash plus a court-approved third party custodian. His trial is scheduled before Superior Court Judge Michael Corey on November 6, 2017. If anyone has more information about these or similar allegations, please contact Anchorage Police Detective Brett Sarber at 786-8900.

CONTACT: District Attorney Clint Campion at (907) 269-6300 or clinton.campion@alaska.gov. More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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