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UPDATE: Person of Interest in Gallia Homicide in Custody

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/10/14 @ 4:35 p.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide in Gallia County has been taken into custody.

Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning tells WSAZ.com that David Brewster was arrested by sheriff's deputies and Ohio BCI Thursday in Guyan Township in Gallia County.

At this time, he is facing a felony charge for stealing a truck belonging to Daniel Day.

Day, 29, was found dead in his home on Clay Chapel Road Tuesday night. His cause of death has not been released.

His truck was missing.

Browning tells WSAZ.com the truck has also been recovered.

Brewster is being questioned in connection with Day's murder.

Sheriff Browning tells WSAZ.com that the two had an ongoing dispute, believed to be over property.

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UPDATE 4/9/14 @ 4:10 p.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Gallia County Sheriff's Office is now investigating a suspicious death as a homicide.

Daniel Lee Day, 29, of Gallia County, was found dead at his home in Clay Chapel Road, in Clay Township Tuesday evening.

Sheriff's deputies received a call about 9:25 p.m. from a family member who had found Day unresponsive. Family members say they had not heard from Day since Tuesday morning. When they went to check on him, they didn't think he was home because he vehicle was gone, but they found him unresponsive in a bedroom.

"Just a bad situation all the way around," Sheriff Joe Browning said.

Gallia County Coroner Daniel Whitely pronounced Day dead at the scene.

His cause of death is not being released, but Sheriff Browning tells WSAZ.com that it is not a medical related death and is being investigated as a homicide.

Family members told deputies that Day had an ongoing dispute with David Dwayne Brewster, 43, of Gallia County.

Sheriff Browning tells WSAZ.com the dispute is believed to be over property, possibly involving a vehicle.

Deputies have named Brewster a person of interest in the case. He is currently wanted for questioning about his involvement or knowledge of Day's death.

Witnesses told deputies they saw Brewster driving Day's vehicle, a 1987 blue Ford Ranger extended cab with a license plate number FCB6616.

Sheriff Browning says Brewster has contacts in Huntington, West Virginia, and they have contacted law enforcement on both sides of the Ohio River to keep an eye out for Brewster.

If you have seen him, call the Gallia County Sheriff's Office at 740-441-1221.

Two Gallia County Schools were put on lockdown Wednesday.

Superintendent Joe Meyers tells WSAZ.com South Gallia Middle/High School and Hannan Trace Elementary were put on lockdown as a precaution.

He says parents were notified through an alert system set up at the school.

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ORIGINAL STORY 4/9/14 @ 12 p.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO (WSAZ) -- The Gallia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in connection with a suspicious death.

Deputies say they received call about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday from a woman on Clay Chapel Road. The woman said she believed her son was dead.

When deputies got on scene, they found Daniel Lee Day, 29, deceased.

Sheriff Joe Browning is not releasing the cause of death at this time.

David Dwayne Brewster, 43, of Gallia County, is wanted for questioning in connection with the death investigation, according to deputies.

Sheriff Browning tells WSAZ.com Brewster could possibly be driving a 1987 blue Ford Ranger extended cab with a license plate number FCB6616, which belonged to the victim.

If you know where he may be, call the Gallia County Sheriff's Office at 740-446-1221.

Two Gallia County Schools were placed on a precautionary lockdown Wednesday morning, following the news of the death investigation.

Superintendent Jude Meyers tells WSAZ.com the affected schools are South Gallia Middle/High School and Hannan Trace Elementary.

Jude says there is no reason to believe that there is an immediate threat, but it is common practice to put a school under a precautionary lock down in this type of situation. He says they are erring on the side of caution in this case.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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