From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #190302-008
Warrant arrest leads to assault on a police officer.
****** Updated 03/09/2019 ******
On 03/07/2019, Albert Martin Mazon was indicted by grand jury on two counts of assault in the 1st degree, assault in the 2nd degree, assault in the 3rd degree and assault in the 4th degree.
The grand jury also indicted Mazon on two counts of failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer, which was related to an incident back on 12/07/2018. During that incident, officers attempted to stop a vehicle Mazon was driving in the area of Vintage Blvd. Mazon did not stop the vehicle and drove off at a high rate of speed.
The officer who was injured during the March 2nd assault is still off work, and is recovering from the injuries sustained during the arrest. The injuries are not believed to be serious at this time.
On 03/02/2019, at approximately 4:18 PM, an off-duty Juneau Police officer saw 28-year old Albert Martin Mazon driving in the area of Vintage Blvd. Mazon had a felony warrant for his arrest, due to a parole violation, which was related to the criminal charges of burglary 2nd degree and escape. The off-duty officer notified Juneau Police Dispatch, and continued to follow Mazon as he drove to the 8100 block of Glacier Highway.
A responding on-duty officer contacted Mazon in a parking lot located in the 8100 block of Glacier Highway. At the time of the contact, Mazon was seated in the driver seat of the vehicle. The officer told Mazon he had a warrant for his arrest and asked him to step out of the vehicle, but Mazon did not comply with the request. The officer opened the door to the vehicle to get Mazon to exit. Mazon then put the vehicle in reverse and quickly backed up. The officer was struck by the vehicle and dragged several feet as they hung onto Mazon. The vehicle went over a curb, and stopped momentarily, allowing the trapped officer to disengage and free themselves. The vehicle then changed directions and accelerated forward. The vehicle drove a short distance, lost control, and crashed in a snow bank.
Mazon attempted to run from the vehicle, but the responding officer used a taser to gain control of him. With the assistance of the off-duty officer, Mazon was placed under arrest.
The extent of the injuries to the on-duty officer are still unknown, but they are not believed to be serious at this time. The officer was taken to the hospital and released later that same night. The off-duty officer sustained a minor injury to their hand while assisting with the arrest.
In addition to the warrant, Mazon was charged with assault in the 1st degree, a class A felony, fail to stop at the direction of a peace officer, a class C felony, and assault in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor. Mazon was taken to the jail and held without bail.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.