Man in­dicted in death of man found wrapped in plas­tic

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - BEAVER­CREEK TWP.

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.

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