Update: Cordova man charged with assault, harassment, indecent exposure

The Alaska Courthouse in Cordova. (July 7, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Updated May 4, 2021.

Ryan Tyler Labruyere, 46, of Cordova, was arrested on charges of assault in the fourth degree, disorderly conduct, harassment in the second degree, indecent exposure in the second degree, and violation of conditions of release. All five offenses are alleged to have taken place Thursday, April 29. Bruyere was released on bail, Cordova Police Department officials said.

A person commits assault in the fourth degree if by words or other conduct that person recklessly places another person in fear of imminent physical injury. Assault in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor. In Alaska, a class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000

A person commits disorderly conduct if that person recklessly creates a hazardous condition for others by an act which has no legal justification or excuse. Disorderly conduct is a class B misdemeanor. In Alaska, a class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

A person commits harassment in the second degree if, with intent to harass or annoy another person, that person insults, taunts or challenges another person in a manner likely to provoke an immediate violent response. Harassment in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.

A person commits indecent exposure in the second degree if that person knowingly exposes their genitals in the presence of another person with reckless disregard for the offensive, insulting or frightening effect the act may have. Labruyere was charged with indecent exposure in the second degree as a class B misdemeanor. Indecent exposure in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor if the victim is 16 years of age or older.

A person commits violation of conditions of release if that person has been charged with a crime or convicted of a crime, has been released on bail, and violates a condition of release imposed by a judicial officer under the section of the Alaska Statutes dealing with bail, other than the requirement to appear as ordered by a judicial officer. Labruyere was charged with violation of conditions of release as a class B misdemeanor. Violation of conditions of release is a class B misdemeanor if the person is released from a charge or conviction of a misdemeanor, rather than a felony.

On Oct. 18, 2020, Labruyere was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment in the second degree, both class B misdemeanors. That case is ongoing, with a pre-trial conference scheduled for June 29.

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

Online records involving this case may not be readily available due to a malware attack that prompted the Alaska Court System to temporarily disconnect its online services. It’s not believed that any confidential court documents were compromised in the attack, according to a release by the court system. Court hearings and trials are proceeding as scheduled. The Alaska Courthouse in Cordova will be closed from May 3-26 for unrelated reasons.