Suspect in Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

A 45-year-old Kiana man accused of shooting two men north of his village has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and other counts.

Teddy Kyle Smith was arraigned Friday in Nome.

Assistant District Attorney Johnny R. Hayes says trial was set for January. He says Smith remains held on $500,000 bail.

In addition to attempted murder, Smith faces charges of theft, robbery, weapons misconduct and assault in connection with the Sept. 18 shooting of 46-year-old Paul Buckel of Kotzebue and 47-year-old Charles Buckel of Fostoria, Mich., at a remote cabin.

Alaska State Troopers have said the brothers are recovering.

Troopers say the brothers found Smith at the cabin and were shot after an altercation.

Smith, an actor, went missing earlier in September after his mother died.