Fairbanks man, one of the 'Fairbanks Four,' faces assault charges

Published: Dec. 21, 2018 at 12:21 PM AKST
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A Fairbanks man whose conviction in a 1997 killing was vacated nearly 20 years later faces felony assault and criminal mischief charges.

Kevin Walter Pease is accused of swinging a bat at a woman in a car earlier this month. Court records didn't show an attorney for Pease.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports an additional misdemeanor warrant was issued for Pease in October for failing to appear at a hearing for a charge of driving under the influence.

Pease is one of the men sometimes referred to as the Fairbanks Four, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a killing in which they asserted their innocence. The convictions were vacated in December 2015.

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit they filed against police and prosecutors. The men are appealing.