NEWS ALERT: North Pole man jailed for alleged spousal rape.

A 46 year old North Pole man is in jail for the alleged rape of his wife, who State Troopers say was also threatened with an axe.

George Alurac, Sr. is charged with First Degree Sexual Assault, Felony Assault in the Third Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Troopers got the call just after 7:15 pm Saturday evening, responding to a residence near Golden Rod Circle in North Pole.

In a news release, Troopers say the caller reported being beat up by her husband.

They say Alurac had assaulted a family member, threatened the victim with an axe and later sexually assaulted her.

Alurac was found in the area and arrested, and then transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

He's scheduled to be arraigned in Fairbanks District Court Sunday afternoon.

This is a developing story.

News Center 11 will have more as information becomes available.