APD Seeks Man on Parole in Kodiak Death

A man on parole for the murder of a Kodiak taxi driver is wanted by Anchorage police on new charges.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- A man on parole for the murder of a Kodiak taxi driver is wanted by Anchorage police on new charges.


32-year-old Phosavan Khamnivong now faces assault, eluding officer and criminal mischief charges from May.


He's also wanted on warrants related to his parole.


Police ask anyone who knows his whereabouts to call 786-8900 or 561-STOP.


James "J.C." Hemingon received a 99-year sentence in the Nov. 18, 1997, murder of Kodiak cab driver Jimmy Butron. Khamnivong and his younger brother were accomplices.


Khamnivong pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a 25-year prison sentence. His younger brother was in custody until he turned 20.


Authorities say Hemingon shot Butron once during the robbery, which netted them $21, and then again between the eyes.

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