McDonalds Assault

At 1:39 am on August 12, Anchorage police responded to the McDonald’s parking lot located at 800 west northern lights boulevard in reference to an assault.

initial indications are that 27-year-old Joshua A. Godwin was in the parking lot harassing customers, and otherwise causing disturbances, with the restaurant’s patrons for several minutes. Eventually Godwin made contact with a male customer in the lot, an interaction between the two occurred, then Godwin attacked the man by knocking him to the ground and continued to physically assault the man as he was lying in the lot.

The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Arriving officers made contact with Godwin who was walking in the area of west 27th avenue and arctic boulevard. Godwin was taken into custody and transported to the anchorage police department for questioning by detectives.

Afterwards Godwin was remanded at the anchorage jail and charged with assault first degree, assault 2nd degree, and assault 3rd degree.

While the motive for the altercation is still under investigation, there is no indication that the victim and suspect knew one another prior to the assault.