Nikiski Man Arraigned on Attempted Murder Charge

A 34-year-old Kenai Peninsula man suspected of seriously assaulting a woman in June has been arraigned in Kenai Superior Court.

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by Associated Press

KENAI- A 34-year-old Kenai Peninsula man suspected of seriously assaulting a woman in June has been arraigned in Kenai Superior Court.
Joshua Saunders of Nikiski is charged with attempted murder and felony assault. He's being held at Wildwood Pretrial Facility with bail set at $100,000.
He is represented by public defender Hatton Greer, who entered not guilty pleas Monday.
Alaska State Troopers on June 27 took a 911 call from Saunders' girlfriend. She told troopers Saunders had choked and punched her and at one point grabbed her tongue and tried to pull it out. Her clothes were bloody and troopers say her injuries were consistent with her account.
Troopers found Saunders in a wooded area. He was armed with a knife and had cut himself.