Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) – A man has been arrested on evidence-tampering charges in the deaths of a man and woman found shot in their western Pennsylvania home with a toddler in a crib nearby.

READ MORE: Cletus Lee, North Braddock Mayor-Elect, Due In Court Today

Forty-six-year-old George Peace is charged with concealing or destroying evidence and tampering with evidence in the November deaths in Parks Township of 29-year-old Dawayne Klingensmith and 22-year-old Heather Swiklinski. Her 17-month-old child was found unharmed in a crib in another room.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

READ MORE: COVID Surge At Butler Memorial Hospital Has Surgeons Prioritizing Elective Surgeries

Armstrong County authorities allege that Peace said in December that he had the gun used in the slayings and was told by one of the suspects to get rid of it, so he exchanged it for drugs.

Peace was held on $50,000 bail pending a May 2 preliminary hearing; a message left for his attorney Saturday wasn’t immediately returned.

MORE NEWS: MLB Owners Lock Out Players, Leading To First Work Stoppage Since 1995

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)