GUYAN TOWNSHIP — A local man wanted in connection with what investigators are calling a “suspicious death” in Gallia County on Tuesday evening has been arrested.
David Dwayne Brewster, 43, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Guyan Township by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies working with agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, according to Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning.
Brewster had been wanted for questioning in the death of Daniel Lee Day, 29, who was found dead Tuesday evening at a Clay Township residence.
According to earlier reports, the Gallia County 911 Dispatch Center received a call at approximately 9:23 p.m. Tuesday from a Clay Chapel Road resident who told dispatchers she believed her son was dead.
Deputies were dispatched to the scene and, upon arrival, discovered the body of Day deceased inside the home.
Gallia County Coroner Dr. Daniel Whiteley was later dispatched to the scene and agents with Ohio BCI were requested to respond to aid in the investigation.
While no updates had been made available by investigators following their initial release of information late Wednesday morning, by approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Browning said Brewster had been located by deputies and BCI agents and had been taken into custody.
According to Browning, Brewster is being charged with the theft of a motor vehicle after he allegedly stole the truck belonging to the victim, and is being questioned concerning the alleged murder of Day. Investigators have not yet named him as a suspect.
Further information will be released as it is made available.
Anyone with information about the “suspicious death” is encouraged to call sheriff’s office dispatchers at (740) 446-1221, or the sheriff’s office anonymous tip-line at (740) 446-6555.