Man indicted in death of man found wrapped in plastic
A New Mexico man accused of killing a man whose body was found wrapped in plastic in Clay Twp. was indicted.
David Savage, 61, was indicted on murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse by a Montgomery County grand jury.
The body of Steven T. Johnson, 47, was found off Arlington Road on Oct. 8 by a Browns Nursery worker.
Savage was tracked to Wisconsin and arrested by Oak Creek police.
Johnson died of blunt force trauma, according to the coroner’s office.
Savage reportedly beat Johnson to death, possibly with a metal pipe, inside a home in the 4500 block of Eichelberger Avenue in Dayton.
While Savage is from New Mexico, investigators described him as a drifter who spent time in Dayton and Wisconsin.
Savage is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 15. Bond was set at $1,000,000.
State troopers arrested a man after they said he became belligerent at the scene of a crash on U.S. 35 in Beavercreek Twp. Friday.
The crash was reported in the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 between Trebein Road and the U.S. 35 bypass around 1 p.m. Friday.
State troopers said the driver lost control and slammed into a median guardrail. The passenger was transported to Soin Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not injured in the crash.
A bystander, who is a friend of the driver, stopped after the crash happened, according to investigators. State troopers said the man, who was not identified, became belligerent at the scene and was later arrested.
The driver was cited for failure to control, state troopers said. One lane of U.S. 35 was blocked for over an hour while the crash was investigated. or two unknown men wearing black clothing just after midnight. The alleged shooters fled in an unknown direction after shooting the victim. It is unclear if they fled on foot or in a vehicle, the release stated.