Crime & Courts

Man charged in Anchorage stabbing death

Anchorage police arrested a man Friday in connection with a stabbing outside a mental health center in Fairview.

Investigators believe Michael Drost, 32, became involved in an argument with Dwayne English, 61, on Gambell Street near East 12th Avenue around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. The argument evolved into a physical fight, and Drost stabbed the man in the upper body and ran off, police said. English died from his injuries shortly after he was found by staff members at the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web.

Drost was arrested the day after the stabbing on burglary charges after he was found hiding at a Ninth Avenue residence that police had responded to on a burglary call. He was already being detained at the Anchorage Correctional Complex when investigators connected him to the homicide. He is now facing a second degree murder charge in addition to his previous burglary charges.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Madeline McGee

Madeline McGee is a general assignment reporter for the Daily News.