APD Arrests Stabbing Suspect

Anchorage Police have arrested a suspect in a stabbing that killed an Anchorage man this past weekend.  Officers used a cell phone to identify the suspect and an electronic monitoring device the man was wearing to build their case.

Officers arrested Tidiane Kone Wednesday evening. He allegedly stabbed one man to death in the Fairview neighborhood on August 25 and injured another.  APD officers responded to multiple 911 calls from the corner of 11th & Hyder Streets at 10:41 p.m. where they found the two victims. Officers were told that the suspect, a lone black male, had left the scene on a bicycle. The victims, identified as Lovie Houston and Adrian Beaver were transported to Providence Hospital. Houston was treated for a knife wound to the neck and released; Beaver died from his injuries. Detectives discovered that Beaver had been in a verbal altercation earlier that evening with a man known only as “T.” They used a cell phone found at the scene to identify the suspect, who they learned was on electronic monitoring through Alaska Pre-Trial services.

“We found that he was on an electronic monitoring device and we checked the activity or his location and found that he was in fact in the vicinity of 11th & Hyder at about 10:39 p.m., which was about two minutes before the first 911 call was received,” APD spokesperson Anita Shell said.

According to the Alaska Courtview database, Kone was released on bail on August 13 on two municipal cases, one for alleged vehicle tampering and the other for alleged assault, family violence and violation of conditions of release.  He was being monitored because of the latter charges. Kone is charged with Murder 1, two counts of Assault, and two counts of Violation of Condition of Release. He was taken to the Anchorage Jail and held without bail. He was arraigned there Thursday afternoon. And a preliminary hearing is scheduled for next week.

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Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.