Stephen Carol Adams, 55, faces four misdemeanor counts in association with last week’s incident, including assault, resisting arrest and failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.
At about 2:47 p.m. Thursday, an employee with the state Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division called troopers to report he was following a bulldozer down the Steese Highway, according to the criminal complaint against Adams.
When two troopers arrived, Adams reportedly drove the bulldozer toward the trooper vehicle, stepped out of the cab and said he would crush the trooper vehicle if it was not moved in three seconds. Troopers tried to pull Adams out of the cab, and one used a Taser on him. Adams punched the trooper in the neck.
Troopers said Adams then got out of the dozer cab and ran into the trooper vehicle, which did not have its keys inside. Troopers used their Tasers again and arrested Adams. The troopers said Adams was agitated and said the mine was losing money and that more people needed to resist law enforcement to change the laws.
Adams was arraigned Friday and posted $2,500 bail Monday, according to the Alaska Court System website.