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Press Release

Anchorage Man Indicted for April Murder in Midtown

April 23, 2021

(Anchorage, AK) – On April 22, 2021, an Anchorage grand jury indicted 29-year-old Dustin Allen Perry (“Perry”) for killing Clayton Martinelli on April 5, 2021, outside of a Midtown four-plex. Perry was indicted on one count of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the second degree.  Perry was also charged with misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree and three counts of violating conditions of release for misdemeanor charges.

The violating conditions of release charges stem from three separate Municipality of Anchorage (“Municipality”) cases where Perry was released on bail.  In case no. 3AN-18-00727CR, the Municipality charged Perry with assault.  In 3AN-20-00038CR, the Municipality charged Perry with disobeying a lawful order of a public officer, resisting arrest and violating conditions of release. In 3AN-20-06712CR, the Municipality initially charged Perry with assault, disorderly conduct and three counts of violating conditions of release.

If convicted at trial, the Perry face sentences of up to 99 years’ imprisonment for each of the murder charges, up to 1 year for misconduct involving weapons charge and up to 90 days for each of the violating conditions of release charges.

These charges are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Perry is currently in the custody with the Department of Corrections. Perry will be arraigned before the Superior Court in Anchorage on April 26, 2021.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Charles D. Agerter at (907) 269-6300 or

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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr or Assistant Attorney General Charlotte Rand.