Fairbanks, AK – A resident of Dot Lake, wanted on outstanding state warrants after failing to return from a temporary release from custody has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force assisted by the Alaska State Troopers and the Fairbanks Police Department. Michael Bracht, 38, was being sought on warrants issued on January 22, 2015, by the State of Alaska. The warrants stemmed from his conviction for the September 2014 pursuit that ended in a ten-hour standoff with the Fairbanks Police Department at the Just-a-Store.
On January 30, 2015, the Task Force located and apprehended Bracht at a residence located in Tok, Alaska. U.S. Marshals were able to convince Bracht to end a two-and-a half hour standoff peacefully after lengthy communications. Bracht is currently being held at the Fairbanks Correctional Center pending court proceedings.
The Alaska Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals and the Alaska State Troopers. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal, state and local warrants.