Update: Injuries Prove Fatal After Fight
Friday, May 23 2014
Updated, 11 a.m. Tuesday: A man who was severely injured after a fight outside the Harbor View Bar last week has died.
Marlo Adams, 44, passed away early Friday evening, according to deputy police chief Mike Holman. Adams had been medevacked to Anchorage on Thursday afternoon with serious head injuries.
An autopsy is planned, Holman says.
In the meantime, Holman says the State of Alaska will file manslaughter charges against Anthony Pouesi, 28. According to court documents, Pouesi is accused of punching Adams once during a brief argument.
He already faces one felony assault charge and a misdemeanor in connection with the incident.
Thursday afternoon: One man is behind bars and another has been hospitalized after a fight outside the Harbor View Bar.
Anthony Pouesi, 28, of Shelton, Washington, and Marlo Adams, 44, of Yakima, Washington, were arguing just before 2 a.m. Thursday.
A third man was present and provided a statement to police, which appears in court documents. The witness said that he tried to separate Pouesi and Adams, but Pouesi threw a single punch. Adams fell backward and hit his head on the ground. The witness said he tried to stop Adams' bleeding with his sweater, and "pulled Adams' tongue from his throat."
Adams was taken to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic to be treated for severe head injuries. Clinic staff requested a commercial medevac flight to Anchorage.
Public safety director Jamie Sunderland says there was a delay getting Adams off the island. He didn’t arrive at Providence Alaska Medical Center until Thursday afternoon. On Friday morning, a hospital representative said that Adams was in critical condition.
Adams was working for UniSea in Unalaska. Sunderland says the man's family has been notified of the incident. If Adams does not survive his injuries, Sunderland says police may pursue more serious charges against the alleged assailant.
For now, Anthony Pouesi is being charged with one count of felony assault and one misdemeanor, for allegedly misidentifying himself to police.
Pouesi was arrested early Thursday morning aboard the F/V Norcoaster at the Bering Fisheries dock. He allegedly told police his name was "Mike Lewis" at first. Pouesi identified himself, though, and told police that he did punch Adams once in the face. According to court documents, Pouesi called it "an impulse act."
Pouesi was arraigned in Unalaska court on Thursday afternoon. Judge Patricia Douglass approved Pouesi's request for a public defender and set bail at $20,000.