Ricky Pugalee arraigned


A 44–year old man has been charged with Kidnapping and Assault, accused of choking his girlfriend until she lost consciousness at their north pole area home.

Ricky Pugalee was arraigned Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court.

Troopers say his girlfriend told them he got upset when she did not want to engage in sexual contact with him.

Pugalee told troopers he did not assault her, and didn't know how she sustained her injuries.