Fairbanks police make arrest in killing

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2008

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks police arrested a man in connection with a late April killing at the Frontier Lodge.

Rick Anthony Martin, 35, was found dead in a room at the lodge on April 19.

A medical examiner determined that blunt force trauma was the cause of death.

Steven L. Sawyer, 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder. Sawyer had been arrested earlier on a charge of probation violation and has been incarcerated at Fairbanks Correctional Center since April 22.

The two men lived at the Frontier Lodge and knew each other, police said.

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