FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Four people have been arrested in connection with a deadly home invasion over the weekend in Fairfield after detectives received a tip from an informant.
"It was great this person came forward with the information they had," said Officer Doug Day with Fairfield police. "We were following up leads and when someone leads you in the right direction it makes all the difference in the world."
Fairfield police arrested Jerry Eacholes, Misty Williams and Christia Frymire in the investigation of the Julian Slaven homicide that occurred Saturday. Eacholes is 26, while the women are both 19.
The three suspects have been charged with aggravated murder and are in police custody. They were arraigned in Fairfield Municipal Court at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and all are being held without bond.
Dozens of Slaven's friends filled the courtroom during the arraignment.
The incident happened Saturday night in the 5800 block of Judy Drive, when two men entered Slaven's home. The suspects, one armed with a gun, shot Slaven and fled the scene.
Later on Tuesday, the fourth suspect -- Joseph Goodin, 25 -- turned himself into police.
"There was a fifth person that could have been present. We are not sure what his role was. We know he had knowledge and was possibly present at the time of the assault," said Day.
Court documents state the group went to Slaven's home to commit a robbery.
"This was a drug deal gone bad," said Day. "All I know is that there was contact made. A drug deal was set and it didn't go as planned."
The Fairfield Police Department is asking anyone who has information on the killing to contact the department at (513) 829-8201.
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