Vandalism suspect taken into custody after rock-throwing brouhaha

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 14:07
  • Walter Ingram (APD photo)

UPDATE (Nov. 7, 2019): Ingram turned himself in and as of Thursday was being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police are looking for an Eagle River man involved in a vandalism case that led to a melee involving police and the man’s ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, the Oct. 30 incident on Centerfield Drive began when Walter R. Ingram III, 47, allegedly threw a rock at the windshield of a vehicle owned by his former girlfriend. Police said the woman’s current boyfriend, Justin M. Godwin, 24, witnessed the vandalism and confronted Ingram, who ran off.

While interviewing Godwin about the vandalism, police discovered he was wanted on a felony warrant and would have to go to jail. Instead of going peacefully, police wrote that Godwin tried to run back in the house, slamming the front door “into the officer’s body.”

“The officer pursued Godwin to the top of the stairs, inside the home, where the offiecr was able to grab hold of Godwin,” wrote police spokeswoman Renee Oistad.

A second officer was able to help corral Godwin, who police said “continued to kick and try to pull away” as be was being taken from the home. Godwin was taken to jail on the outstanding warrant and for resisting arrest.

As for Ingram, police said that as of Monday his wherabouts were unknown. He’s described as a 6-foot-4, 250 pounds with graying brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who knows his location is asked to call police at 311.

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