Crime & Courts

Alleged Alaska gang member charged in man’s beating death arrested in Georgia

An alleged gang member facing federal murder charges in the death of a fellow gang member in Alaska was arrested Friday in Georgia after remaining at large for weeks.

Glen Baldwin, 37, who prosecutors say goes by the name “Glen Dog,” is one of six alleged members of the white supremacist 1488 prison gang accused of kidnapping, beating and killing fellow gang member Michael Staton near Wasilla in 2017. An additional two members have already pleaded guilty in the killing.

According to the plea agreement for one of the previously convicted gang members, the men beat Staton, bound him with duct tape and rope before shoving him in the trunk of a car, and drove him to a vacant duplex, where they beat him again and burned his gang tattoo from his ribcage with a heated knife.

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Prosecutors accuse Baldwin of taking part in the beatings and of taking turns burning Staton with the knife, according to the plea deal.

He was the only suspect not already in custody when the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the charges last month.

Baldwin was found Friday in Blue Ridge, Georgia, a town about 90 miles north of Atlanta, and appeared in court in Atlanta on Monday, said Chloe Martin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska.

He is being held in Georgia until he can be transported back to Alaska, Martin said.

Madeline McGee

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