JUNEAU – A 36-year-old Clyman man made his initial appearance Monday on charges of injuring a woman before telling police that he had guns and they could shoot it out early Sunday morning.
Nathan A. Sellnow, 860 Collins St., was charged with felony intimidation of a victim, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer.
If convicted of the felony, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to Sellnow’s address at 2:57 a.m. on Feb. 24 after a woman called to say that Sellnow was drunk and had broken her hand open and it was bleeding. When officers arrived, Sellnow told them that he could get guns and they could shoot it out. Officers entered the house and were able to subdue a second man in the home, who was taken to jail on a probation violation with a preliminary breath test showing a blood alcohol concentration of .125.
The complaint states the Sellnow attempted to escape out the back door. However, deputies were able to take him into custody at gun and TASER point. Officers attempted to handcuff him, but he fought against the officers. He told the officers that he was an alcoholic on the weekends. He said he had come home from the strip club and stuff just happened. Sellnow said he had thrown a vase, but he didn’t know who he hit. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .14.
According to the complaint, the woman said she was trying to leave when Sellnow threw the vase at her and it would have struck her in the face if she hadn’t blocked it with her hand.