Thursday, January 01, 2009
Multiple Offender Travis Marcellus Toney Wanted By Anchorage Police On Kidnapping, Weapons, And Assault Charges
Like Benjamin Wallace Rucker and Johnathan Bindon, Travis Marcellus Toney (pictured at left, courtesy Anchorage Police Department) also decided that his Kwanzaa should go out with a bang as well. The Anchorage Daily News and KTUU Channel 2 report that Anchorage Police are looking for Toney, who has three felony warrants for kidnapping, assault, and a weapons violation. Apparently the -10F temperatures currently in the Anchorage Bowl are no longer a deterrent to this type of activity.
Toney got into a fight around 6:30 A.M. on December 30th, 2008 with a man in the parking lot of a gas station on Arctic Boulevard and International Airport Road. Toney then fled in a white Ford Expedition driven by a 24-year-old woman, Chelsea Wilson. They were pursued by Toney's interlocutor, and Toney fired multiple shots at the man to deter him from his pursuit.
Toney got out of the Expedition near 45th Avenue and Tudor Road and then carjacked a 22-year-old man, ordering him to drive. The victim drove Toney to the area of Debarr Road and Bragaw Street, near the old Anchorage School District headquarters, where Toney fled on foot, leaving the driver unharmed.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Wilson was stopped at the intersection of Arctic Boulevard and Chugach Way and arrested for drunken driving.
Toney is described as a black male, 23 years of age, standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 170 pounds. The Anchorage Police Department asks that anyone with information on Toney's whereabouts call 786-8900.
When the media also publish police photos of a suspect, it strongly implies a previous record. Consequently, I dipped into Alaska Court Records, and was not at all surprised to find that Toney has an impressive "pedigree" dating back to 2002. Not only has he been the defendant in several small claims actions, but he has also faced a variety of criminal charges, to include minor consuming alcohol, no license plates, no proof of vehicle insurance, assault, domestic violence with children, family violence, malicious destruction of property, forgery, theft, and misconduct with weapons. A real charmer. Links to the specific cases below: