Suspect arrested after man found dead behind Dayton home

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police have made an arrest in connection with the man found dead behind a Dayton home Thursday.

Jeremy Harris was arrested Thursday in connection with a man found dead behind a Dayton home. (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

26-year-old Jeremy Harris was arrested Thursday night.

Harris is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on preliminary charges of murder and assault.

The Coroner said Thursday  the man is 41-year-old Antonio Perkins from Dayton.

Early reports were that Perkins suffered a gunshot wound. Police now say they are unsure if he suffered a gunshot or knife wound.

Police said Perkins’ body may have been there since midnight.

Police were called to the scene in the first block of Five Oaks Avenue around 10:30 Thursday morning on the west side of Dayton.

Montgomery County Dispatchers said Thursday morning a man called 911 and said a man had been shot behind a house.

Detetcives were called to the scene and the case is still being investigated as a homicide.

Harris is due in court Friday afternoon.

 

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