Eagle River man arrested on gun, meth charges
On May 5 at around 11:30 p.m., Anchorage Police Department officers were called to Garcia’s Restaurant in Eagle River for a report of a disturbance involving a man threatening to shoot someone during the bar’s annual Cinco de Mayo party.
According to police, witnesses told them Landon C. Tims, 28, of Eagle River got into an argument with another restaurant patron. Police said the fight started to get physical, at which point Tims’ friends stepped in to pull him away. As he left the building, Tims reportedly threatened to shoot the person he’d been arguing with.
Tims allegedly returned to the restaurant with a gun, though he did not re-enter the building and instead apparently passed out in a folding chair outside; that’s where he was found when police arrived.
After Tims woke up, police asked him if he had a weapon. He allegedly told them he did not, but a pat-down search found otherwise, as Tims was found to be in possession of a handgun and plastic baggies containing methamphetamine.
A police check found Tims had a prior felony conviction. He was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a weapon, and third-degree assault. He was taken to the Anchorage Jail and held without bail.