Devante Woods Faces Charges

 

A 19–YEAR OLD FAIRBANKS MAN, WHO POLICE SAY WAS SHOT BY ANOTHER MAN LAST JULY, IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND STILL RECOVERING FROM INJURIES THAT NEARLY KILLED HIM.
 
BUT NOW DEVANTE  WOODS, HIMSELF IS FACING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND A POSSIBLE JAIL SENTENCE.
 
WOODS, WHO APPEARED IN FAIRBANKS SUPERIOR COURT EARLY FRIDAY WITH HIS PUBLIC DEFENDER JENNIFER HITE, IS CHARGED WITH A SINGLE COUNT OF SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR, A CLASS "B" FELONY OFFENSE THAT CARRIES A MAXIMUM TEN YEARS IN JAIL.
 
THE ALLEGED OFFENSE IS SAID TO HAVE OCCURRED IN LATE FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR AND INVOLVED A MINOR BETWEEN THE AGE OF 13 AND 15 YEARS.
 
TRIAL IN HIS CASE IS SET FOR EARLY DECEMBER.
 
19–YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS REMAINS IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE FELONY ASSAULT IN CONNECTION WITH THE JULY 21ST SHOOTINGS OF WOODS, AND 18–YEAR OLD OLAJUWAN QUINT INSIDE AN APARTMENT AT 29 GLACIER STREET.
 
WHILE QUINT SUSTAINED A GUNSHOT WOUND TO HIS FOREARM, WOODS WAS SHOT IN THE ABDOMEN.
 
AUTHORITIES INITIALLY HELD OUT LITTLE HOPE THAT HE WOULD SURVIVE HIS INJURIES.