Fairbanks man indicted, pleads not guilty to charges

FAIRBANKS - After a Grand Jury handed down an indictment on numerous charges, a man accused of first degree kidnapping entered a plea of not guilty this afternoon.

45-year-old Donald Michael Joseph is facing several charges including 2 counts of kidnapping, burglary in the first degree, and third degree felony assault.

Joseph allegedly invaded a home where he and three others claimed they were part of a group known as the "Native Brotherhood."

Joseph approached a woman inside the residence, and asked where her daughter was.

When he found the daughter inside of the home, he punched her in the face and threatened to stab her.

He was supposed to be arraigned yesterday; however, Troopers in court said he was pepper sprayed for being combative and was unable to attend the proceeding.

Trial for his case was set today for September.