COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say one man has been arrested and another is being sought in the abduction and slaying of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in their burned-out car.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a task force arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Stewart of New Philadelphia on Saturday and charged him with murder.
Stewart was identified with help from the public after the task force released a surveillance photo of him. He’s being held in the Tuscarawas County jail.
Authorities say Stewart made statements that led to an arrest warrant being issued for 29-year-old Robert Clark of Dennison. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police believe Stewart and Clark are responsible for the deaths of 88-year-old Doyle Chumney of Strasburg and his 79-year-old wife, Lillian. They were reported missing on Jan. 21. Their bodies were found the next day in the burned car in Bakersville.
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