Thursday, February 16, 2017

Man arrested for the murder of Jeremy Lesh

Today deputies arrested a man in connection with the brutal murder of Jeremy Dean Lesh. Charged with murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence, is Damon A. Seibert age 42 of Massillon Ohio.

                    Damon A. Seibert

The investigation into this matter began on January 15th when the victim’s body was found in a wooded area near Doylestown in Chippewa township in Wayne County. The victim’s family stated that Lesh was last seen on Christmas Day when he left his home with plans to meet with Seibert in order to collect $100.00 that was owed to him.
                    Jeremy Lesh

Deputies investigating the matter have determined that the victim was killed in his truck on December 25th  along US 30 near Applecreek Rd in Wayne County. Evidence in this case shows that Seibert had been a passenger in the truck and that after killing the victim, Seibert drove the victim’s body to the Chippewa township location in the victim’s truck, and dumped the body. The current location of the victims truck  is unknown.

“This case was given the highest priority and I could not be more pleased with the work that was done by Detective Sergeant Abel and the others that provided assistance in this investigation. I trust this arrest will bring some level of comfort  to the victims family. My deputies continue to investigate this matter and it is possible that others may be charged." Said Sheriff Travis Hutchinson.

A suspect from the start of the investigation, Seibert was held in the Carroll County Jail after being arrested on 17th by the United States Marshalls Northern Ohio Fugitive Taskforce on a non-related outstanding warrant. Deputies transported Seibert to the Wayne County Jail today.

Providing assistance in this investigation are the Wayne County Coroner’s Office, Perry Township (Stark County) police, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Canton office of the FBI,the Doylestown Police Department and the Wayne County Prosecutors Office.

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