Baton-wielding burglar headed to trial next month

Man allegedly broke into home, struck man with metal baton

A Juneau man who allegedly broke into a Mendenhall Valley home and beat a man with a metal baton will be heading to court in February.


Patrick Stephen Dealexandro, 50, will head to trial Feb. 12 and is facing charges of third-degree assault and first-degree burglary, according to online court records.

Near midnight on Nov. 29, 2017, Juneau man Matthew Wilson was at his Mendenhall Loop Road apartment when a man forced his way into the home, according to court documents. The man was later identified as Dealexandro, and was wielding a metal baton akin to a police baton, the documents allege.

Dealexandro struck Wilson, either with the baton or a door, according to Wilson’s report to police. Wilson called police at 11:58 p.m., and Officer Jason C. Van Sickle arrived at the scene shortly afterward.

When Van Sickle arrived, according to the indictment document, Van Sickle saw Wilson holding a bloody paper towel to a two-inch laceration over his left eye. Wilson told Van Sickle that Dealexandro attempted to hit him with the baton multiple times but was only able to connect once.

Wilson was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and received eight stitches to close his head wound.

According to a dispatch from JPD, officers were eventually able to arrest Dealexandro at a home on Nugget Drive and took him to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. According to online court documents, third-degree assault is a Class C felony and first-degree burglary is a Class B felony.

No motivation for the attack was provided in court documents. The documents made no mention as to whether the two men knew each other.

• Contact reporter Alex McCarthy at 523-2271 or Follow him on Twitter at @akmccarthy.


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