FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A woman was arrested yesterday for disorderly conduct during Governor Dunleavy's stop in Nome.
According to a statement released by the City of Nome Police Department, Alaska State Troopers and the Nome Police were conducting a security check at the Alaska Airlines Terminal for Flight 151 on March 27th, at 12-30 P-M.
Governor Dunleavy arrived to shake hands and meet individuals as part of his budget road show.
A woman, named Brenda Evak started yelling statements at the governor... and according to Nome Police Charging documents, she moved closer to the governor while balling her fist.
After attempts by A-S-T and Nome Police to convince Evak to lower her voice and move away from the Governor, she refused -- at which point local authorities removed Evak, put her in handcuffs, and escorted her out of the building.
Nome Police charged Evak with disorderly conduct.
Sue Stienacher, who witnessed the event, says that Evak was being assertive but not aggressive.
"It seems to me that ahe was standing close to him, and making her case. I don't recall seeing her moving towards him, but I only started seeing her, as I imagine when she started speaking. My impression was that, just as I had stepped up to shake his hand and tell him that I wish he'd come back to Nome and hold a true public meeting, she stood up to him and started, in a loud voice. In a forceful voice, because she was angry. But I didn't see her. I don't think anybody felt there was a physical, anything physical that was going to happen," Steinacher said.
The District Attorney has since decided to drop all charges against Brenda Evak.