DAYTON - U.S. Marshals have arrested the man Trotwood police said pistol-whipped and beat Stephen Moody to death outside Higgins Station Bar in September.
Richard Evans, 29, was arrested about 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in his girlfriend’s apartment building at 3321 Valerie Arms Drive, U.S. Deputy Marshal Chad Simpson said.
Evans was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on felonious assault and having weapons while under disability charges. Simpson said those were the charges issued in the original arrest warrant.
It is unclear if the charges will be upgraded to manslaughter or murder, he said.
Trotwood police said at the time Evans pistol-whipped Moody about his head outside the bar on Sept. 26, sending Moody to Miami Valley Hospital. Moody lapsed into a coma and died on Oct. 4.
Investigators said witness statements led them to believe Moody was trying to break up a fight outside the bar and was beaten by Evans.
Simpson said Evans has been on the run since the attack, bouncing between Columbus and Dayton. Simpson said a tip led U.S. Marshals to believe Evans was at his girlfriend’s apartment Monday.
Evans’ girlfriend was not arrested.
Trotwood police temporarily shut down Higgins Station last week after a judge approved a temporary restraining order in response to two homicides and numerous other instances of violence at the bar.
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