Man arrested in Alaska Coast Guard base deaths
Wells' arrest came after "an extensive investigation" led by the FBI and the Coast Guard Investigative Service, with support from the Alaska State Troopers, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said in a statement.
Wells is expected to appear in court next week in Anchorage, Loeffler said.
Gonzalez declined to discuss specifics of the case Friday evening, saying the complaint and underlying affidavit are under court seal. He said he expected those documents to be unsealed next week.
The FBI spokesman declined to comment on a possible motive, what led investigators to focus on Wells or whether any other arrests were expected.
"I just can't comment on anything about this case," he said.
About a week after the killings, the FBI asked for help from the public in identifying two vehicles: a white 2002 Dodge Ram pickup and a blue 2001 Honda CRV. The next month, the FBI released a statement saying agents wanted to talk to anyone in Alaska who had sold or otherwise transferred a Smith and Wesson Model 29 or Model 629 or any .44-caliber model of a magnum Taurus.
Kodiak residents told the Associated Press in later interviews that a co-worker of Belisle and Hopkins owned a blue Honda CRV and a white Dodge pickup.
In their jobs with the Coast Guard, Belisle and Hopkins were involved with the installation, maintenance, repair and management of electronic equipment.
Approximately 60 enlisted personnel and civilians work at the base's communications station. That's a small fraction of the estimated 4,000 Guardsmen, families and civilian employees at the Kodiak Island base, the service's largest in the nation.
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