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Person arrested in Butler Co. after Adams Co. man found dead in home Tuesday night

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Posted at 5:36 AM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 16:47:43-04

A person was arrested in Butler County after police responded to reports of a dead body in a home in Adams County Tuesday night, according to officials.

Officials with the Adams County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a home on State Route 781 Tuesday around 10 p.m. for reports of a dead body. When deputies arrived on scene, they found the body of a middle-aged man, and deputies on scene determined it was a homicide. The man was later identified as Anthony Storer, according to the Journal-News.

Later, a person of interest in the case was arrested by the Trenton Police Department in Butler County. Deputies from Adams County retrieved the person from the Trenton Police Department and transported them to Adams County.

Zackary S. Phillips, 32, was taken into custody about 2 a.m. Wednesday on Maple Street in Trenton, according to the Journal-News. In addition to murder, he is charged with tampering with evidence, according to Sheriff Kim Rogers.

The sheriff said Phillips had been visiting Adams County. No additional information was released, including how Storer was killed or the relationship between Phillips and Storer.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Butler County Sheriff's Office are helping the Adams County Sheriff's Office in this investigation.