Man indicted in Mountain Village homicide

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Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 4:58 PM AKDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2023 at 4:19 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Mountain Village man was indicted on murder charges after being taken into custody for his alleged involvement in a homicide last month.

On Tuesday, a Bethel grand jury indicted 34-year-old Darren Peterson for one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and one count of third-degree assault, according to a news release from the Department of Law.

An investigation by troopers in St. Mary’s and the Western Major Crimes Unit found that 35-year-old Larry Andrews, of St. Mary’s, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

In a dispatch, troopers wrote that on March 24, they received a report from the village’s tribal police officers of a homicide at a Mountain Village residence. The police officers reported they had Peterson in custody in connection to the homicide.

Peterson was then taken to court in Bethel on March 25, where he was arraigned on multiple murder charges. Troopers say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the homicide.

Peterson will be arraigned on April 11 in Bethel Superior Court. His previous bail was set at $1 million.