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Rinehart charged with two felony counts, five misdemeanors

51-year-old Robert Rinehart, of Wrangell, is on trial this week. He faces several misdemeanor charges and two felony charges.

Rinehart is charged with two counts of assault in the third degree which are class C felonies in Alaska. He is alleged to have repeatedly threatened to kill and injure the two victims.

He also faces five misdemeanor charges. Two are Class A, assault in the fourth degree, for reckless injury of the victims.

Two of the Class B misdemeanor charges are for violating conditions of release. One is for criminal mischief and the breaking of a telephone.

The jury heard testimony from the two victims yesterday, as well as from the two police officers involved. Rinehart is not testifying.

The jury went into deliberation yesterday afternoon.

Rinehart is represented by attorney Kirsten Swanson. The prosecuting attorney is Jean Seaton.

The honorable judge Kevin Miller is presiding.

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