Fairbanks man with long criminal history arrested for assault

FAIRBANKS- A Fairbanks man with a long history of sexual assault and abuse was arrested in downtown Fairbanks yesterday after allegedly assaulting his wife.

51-year-old Ivan Bolden is charged with felony assault in the 2nd degree.

An affidavit states Bolden repeatedly beat the woman while walking down the street, punching and biting her in the face, and later choking her until she lost consciousness.

Authorities say Bolden claimed the two were fighting over "someone who had been with her."

An arraignment in Fairbanks District Court was scheduled for Bolden this afternoon; however, troopers said he was unable to attend due to disruptive behavior prior to the proceedings.

Another arraignment was scheduled for tomorrow.