Alaska State Troopers have located and arrested a man wanted in connection with the death of an Anchorage woman in 2014.


John Martin III was taken into custody after setting up a meeting with troopers, according to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. Martin surrendered to troopers with the Special Crimes Investigation Unit at a South Anchorage home Friday.


A warrant for his arrest was issued Wednesday after a seven month investigation into a fatal car crash last July that claimed the life of Margie Thompson.


On July 9, 2014, Martin and Thompson were traveling northbound on the Seward Highway when their vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and struck the guardrail near Mile 88. Thompson was thrown from the Chevy van on impact and then crushed under the vehicle after it flipped. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.


The crash closed a section of the highway while medical personnel and troopers investigated. The initial investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle to be Martin, who was also injured in the crash.


A blood sample taken from Martin revealed a blood alcohol level of .124. The test also revealed Martin had consumed marijuana prior to the collision.


Bail for Martin has been set at $110,000 with a court appointed third party custodian, according to troopers.


Martin is known by many as the man who set up camp in front of city hall after being denied a meeting with Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan to discuss the city’s homeless policies.


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