Police make arrest in case of missing airman

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 09:14

Anchorage police have announced they've arrested a fellow airman in the case of missing airman Clinton Reeves.

James Thomas, 24, has been charged with six counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence, with bail set for $25,000 cash.

Here's APD's press release on the arrest:

"Subject: Airman Arrested for Evidence Tampering
Case Number 12-19239

   Working in conjunction with United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), Anchorage Police Department Homicide Unit detectives arrested James Thomas, a 24 year old airman.  He has been identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of Airman Clinton Reeves.  Thomas has been charged with 6 counts of Tampering With Physical Evidence.  His bail was set at $25,000 cash with a Court approved third party custodian required for release.  He is scheduled for arraignment after 14:30 hours in Anchorage Jail Court on 5-9-12.
   Detectives from APD and OSI continue to investigate this disappearance in which foul play is suspected and will release additional information when it becomes available."


Reeves was last seen April 19 leaving work at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and last heard from April 22.


On April 30, Anchorage police say they found his rented red Dodge Avenger sedan a few days later in northeast Anchorage and that APD had taken over the missing person investigation. 


Police later said they believed foul play was involved, though they could not immediately comment on why.


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