Tok man arraigned on multiple charges

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Tok man was arraigned on charges of Robbery and Assault today in Fairbanks District Court.
Just before 3 P-M Wednesday, Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers responded to Pioneer Park for a report of a man threatening people with a machete. A witness told officers that she saw Rex Defrance looking into vehicles and stated he did remove an item from one. She said she took pictures of Defrance as she was calling the police, and when he noticed he walked toward her, brandishing the machete. Another witness told officials that he approached Defrance, who then ran into the park. Law enforcement began a search for Defrance, and located him after he broke down the door to a residence in an attempt to escape. Defrance fought with officers before finally being taken into custody.