North Pole man arraigned, charged with assault and burglary

A North Pole man accused of burglary and assault was arraigned this afternoon in Fairbanks District Court.

23-year-old Cody Stockton is charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the incident.

According to court documents on March 29th Stockton reportedly broke into a residence after text messaging the victim quote, "You have never had a beating like you're gonna get right now."

Stockton allegedly dragged the female victim by the hair into a bedroom where he strangled her, and kicked her multiple times.

Troopers later found Stockton after he fled from the scene with multiple items from the victim, including her wallet.

Today Stockton addressed the judge saying it was all a quote, "misunderstanding."