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Two sentenced in beating at Afognak logging camp
by Daily Mirror Staff
Aug 03, 2012 | 354 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two men have been sentenced after beating a man at an Afognak Island logging camp, then stealing a boat to get away.

Taylor Gisler, 22, and Joey Handsaker, 38, each pleaded guilty Monday to charges associated with the incident.

Gisler, who has no previous criminal history, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to time served — 174 days in jail.

Handsaker, who has a lengthy criminal history including convictions Outside, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced to five years in jail, two suspended.

Handsaker was also fined $5,000 ($3,000 suspended), and both men are required to pay restitution to a man whose TV, Nintendo Wii and camera were broken during the fight.

According to testimony from the Alaska State Troopers, the assault took place April 5 when the two men were drinking and a third man told a joke about Handsaker’s family.

After the fight, the two men were fired from the logging camp and were scheduled to fly back to Kodiak. According to Troopers, that flight was delayed and the two men took a skiff, then used it to return to Kodiak.

In sentencing, Superior Court Judge Steve Cole said the two men are lucky to be alive, given ocean conditions.

Contact the Mirror at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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