Alaska man charged in ax attack on snowplow

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - November 17, 2011

Snowplow driver James Ross told troopers that a man with an ax ran in front of his truck in Big Lake on Nov. 6. Ross says he was forced to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting the man.

Ross says the man swore at him and then hit the driver's side door of the plow truck with the ax.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the man was later identified as 44-year-old Vernon Logan.

Troopers say Logan told them his driveway had been plowed in, but he denied a confrontation took place.

He was charged with assault and criminal mischief.

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