According to the local police, Joshua Hall Blewett, age 28, restrained a female, sexually assaulted her and assaulted her with a utility knife. The victim was taken to the Petersburg Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. She spoke with officers and advocates there. That was on September 10.
The same day, police arrested Blewett for a domestic violence assault charge. Officers continued to investigate and later served a search warrant at Blewett’s residence. Police say evidence was seized from the scene that corroborated initial information.
On September 15, a grand jury indicted Blewett on three separate charges: assault in the third degree, sexual assault in the first degree, and kidnapping. All are felony level crimes.
Blewett is currently in custody awaiting trial. No date has been scheduled yet. His bail has been set at $35,000 cash only.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Orman is representing the State of Alaska.
Blewett is being represented by Public Defender Deborah Macaulay.