Bystanders held an alleged murder suspect at gunpoint until APD arrived

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Two men held a suspected murderer at gunpoint, while another member of their family called 911 two weeks ago, according to prosecutors and Anchorage police.

Monday, a grand jury indicted 27-year-old Simon Weyiouanna, of Anchorage, on several counts of murder, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

The most serious charges include murder in the first and second degree. If convicted at trial, a first degree murder charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 99 years in prison. Additionally, Weyiouanna faces several counts of tampering with physical evidence in the first degree.

Weyiouanna is a suspect in the stabbing murder of 42-year-old Cheri Ingram. On the evening of Feb. 28, witnesses allege they saw him dragging what looked like a dead body into his vehicle, near 30th Avenue and Wisconsin Street.

Police were first notified of "suspicious activity," at approximately 10:25 p.m. Until officers arrived on scene, APD now says, "The 911 caller's husband and son held Weyiouanna at gunpoint."

When officers arrived, they found that the suspect's vehicle was running and backed onto the walkway. Inside the car's open hatchback, APD discovered Ingram's body "wrapped in sheets."

Weyiouanna was arrested on the spot.

Monday, APD says Weyiouanna was arraigned in Anchorage Superior Court. Bail was set at $250,000 cash appearance and $250,000 cash performance.

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