Man refuses to identify himself, troopers take him down with a taser

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Published: Oct. 17, 2017 at 6:08 AM AKDT
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A burglary turned violent on Saturday night after troopers made contact with an alleged thief, and a struggle broke out.

According to a dispatch released by Alaska State Troopers, a report of a "burglary in progress" was called in around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 near Anchor Point.

When troopers arrived, they found a man who would later be identified as Harold Sargeant, 24, of Anchor Point. At the time, however, he refused to identify himself to the officers.

Following this, troopers tried to hold the man down, as is policy when someone won't identify themselves. That's when, troopers say, "he fought with the trooper and a taser was deployed."

After tasing the man and taking him into custody, troopers were able to positively identify him.

"Investigation revealed Sargeant, who is a convicted felon, had an outstanding arrest warrant and was in possession of a handgun that had its serial number removed," troopers wrote in the dispatch report.

Sargeant was transported to the Homer Jail where he was remanded on several different charges.