ANCHORAGE, Alaska — James Koenig, the father of slain barista Samantha Koenig, was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges including assault and DUI after he allegedly left an Anchorage strip club and drove drunk, threatening an employee who tried to stop him.
APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker says Koenig faces charges of third-degree assault -- a felony -- as well as fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, DUI and refusal to take a breath test.
According to Parker and charging documents (PDF), Koenig and Terry Reeves -- the father of murdered Senior Airman Clinton Reeves -- were leaving the Great Alaska Bush Co. at 631 E. International Airport Rd. at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday when doorman Robert Amrine noticed that Koenig was intoxicated as he got into a pickup truck with Reeves to drive away, then tried to stop him.
"When Amrine told the man that he would call him a cab, the man said, 'Get back from my door or meet my 1911,'" prosecutors wrote. The number was an apparent reference to the 1911 family of .45-caliber pistols, based on the Colt M1911 but currently made by several manufacturers. "The man then reached into the truck's center console. Amrine was afraid he would be shot and stepped back."