Edward “Chip” Hailstone of Life Below Zero was charged with two felony charges in July 2017.  The sentence was a result of twice of perjury and twice of making false statements to police officers in the Second Judicial Court in Kotzebue. He was condemned to 15 months in the Anchorage Correctional Complex in July 2017.

In 2011, Hailstone claimed that a state trooper had physically assaulted his eldest daughter Tingmak, who was 17 at that time. He said in an interview that the state trooper placed his daughter into a submissive hold when she stretched her arm out.

Chip Hailstone with his wife Agnes, sons and daughters Chip and Agnes Hailstone have seven children.

Chip Hailstone’s wife Agnes Hailstone

Hailstone also claimed that someone had pointed a rifle at his daughter in another incident which involved another family in Noorvik and his eldest son John.

He first asked for a restraining order for his daughter and later also filed an appeal for his perjury convictions. He said to The Bristol Bay Times, “Really, I’m just looking forward to getting this dropped,” noting that an appeal had been filed in November by his attorney Glenda Kerry. “The anxiety for the past two years has been nuts, especially for Tingmak and Agnes [wife]. I can’t wait until that’s gone,” he added.

Agnes Hailstone with her children is continuing the show, Life Below Zero, which is running in its ninth season now. The family has not disclosed anything about Hailstone’s return on the show.