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Anchorage Man Indicted For November Shooting Death

November 28, 2016

(ANCHORAGE, AK) – Today, 26 year old Trevon Allridge was indicted for causing the death of William Schmaus in South Anchorage on November 15, 2016. The Anchorage grand jury indicted Allridge on one count of murder in the first degree, one count of murder in the second degree, and theft in the second degree.

The indictment stems from the shooting death of Schmaus on November 15, 2016. Anchorage Police responded to a reported shooting death in the 1000 block of East 74th Avenue at approximately 3:09 p.m. Officers found Schmaus, who was deceased from a gunshot wound. Officers found Allridge approximately two blocks away. The theft charge is based on the allegation that Allridge possessed a stolen firearm which was allegedly used to cause Schmaus’ death.

Allridge faces a sentence of up to 99 years for the murder charge. He is expected to be arraigned in Superior Court in Anchorage on Wednesday, November 20, 2016. Allridge has been in the custody of the Department of Corrections since his arrest on November 15, 206. He is being held on $1, 000, 000 bail and a requirement for a court approved third party custodian.

The charges in the indictment are only an allegation and are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Jenna Gruenstein at (907) 269-6300 or jenna.gruenstein@alaska.gov. More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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