Tanana man gets 8 years for evidence tampering

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A Tanana man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of tampering with evidence following the deaths of two Alaska State Troopers last year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 59-year-old Arvin Kangas was found guilty by a Nenana jury in April.

He was charged with manipulating the bodies and guns of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich after they were shot and killed in Tanana on May 1, 2014. Kangas’ son Nathanial is charged with their deaths. His trial is scheduled to begin in November.