Cordova man charged with disorderly conduct, harassment

The Alaska Courthouse in Cordova. (Oct. 28, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Ryan Tyler Labruyere, 45, of Cordova, was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment in the second degree. Labruyere pled not guilty at a Wednesday, Oct. 28 arraignment. Labruyere’s request for a court-appointed attorney was approved by District Magistrate Judge Judson Adams.

“I’m not going to sell my car or my four-wheeler to go to court over a fabricated lie,” Labruyere told Adams.

Labruyere is accused of committing disorderly conduct by challenging another person to fight or engaging in fighting other than in self-defense; and committing harassment in the second degree by insulting, taunting or challenging another person in a manner likely to provoke an immediately violent response, according to court documents.

Both disorderly conduct and harassment in the second degree are class B misdemeanors. Harassment in the second degree is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and imprisonment of up to 90 days. Disorderly conduct is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and imprisonment for up to 72 hours if the offense is a first conviction, or imprisonment for up to 10 days if the offense is a second or subsequent conviction.

The offenses allegedly took place Oct. 18 in Cordova, according to court documents. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Dec. 8.

In 2019, Labruyere was convicted of a separate charge of harassment in the second degree. In 2008, Labruyere was convicted of vehicle theft.