CIRCLEVILLE - City police are being credited for the arrest of a Columbus murder suspect following a traffic stop in Circleville on Saturday.
Chaison Dewayne Suber, 18, is currently being held in the Pickaway County jail on local charges of possession of drugs scheduled III, IV and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a charge as a fugitive of justice from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
The arrest came at 5:59 p.m. Saturday when Officer Doug Anderson initiated a traffic stop on a black 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for a minor traffic violation.
According to reports, Anderson and Officer Robert Morningstar made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, identified as Tebria McBride, 18; a 17-year-old male juvenile; and an 18-year-old who identified himself as Malik Cameron Eaton.
During the stop, Anderson deployed his canine partner, Jeku, and conducted an exterior search of the vehicle. When Jeku indicated to the presence of narcotics, each occupant was removed and the vehicle was secured.
During the search, the male initially identified as Eaton was found to be in possession of drugs, and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Pickaway County Jail.
Upon further investigation, the male identified as Eaton was discovered to have provided a false name to officers at the scene. With the assistance of the Ashville Police Department and Detective Thomas Royster of the Circleville Police Department, Eaton was positively identified as Chaison Dewayne Suber.
Upon discovery of Suber's true identity, it also was discovered he was wanted on an active warrant from Franklin County on the charge of murder.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Suber, then 17, had been charged in Franklin County Juvenile Court with a delinquency count of murder in the Feb. 3 death of Rasean-Devon King, 21, of Columbus, whose body was found in a vacant home in the 1600 block of East 25th Avenue.