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Holy Cross Man Arrested after Escaping Custody

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

An arrest was made late last week after a man escaped custody in the community of Holy Cross. 41-year-old George Darren Peters, Sr., of Holy Cross had two warrants out for his arrest for assault in the third degree.

The Holy Cross Tribal Police Officer made an initial arrest at about 11:00pm on October 20th, but Peters fled custody before Alaska State Troopers out of Aniak were able to acquire him on Friday, October 21st.

After searching, Peters was located at about 4:15 P.M. on Saturday, October 22nd, by the TPO and community members. He was arrested on one count of Escape in the Second Degree, and has since been transferred to the Aniak jail.