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Suspect charged in murder of man whose body was found in wooded area near Doylestown

Posted at 12:52 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 12:52:43-05

Deputies charged Thursday the suspect wanted in connection with the brutal murder of man whose body was found in a wooded area near Doylestown last month.

Damon A. Seibert, 42 of Massillon, is charged with murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Jeremy Dean Lesh's body was found in a wooded area near Doylestown in Chippewa Township in Wayne County on Jan. 15. 

The victim’s family told police Lesh was last seen on Christmas Day when he left his home with plans to meet Seibert in order to collect $100 that was owed to him.

Deputies determined Lesh was killed in his truck on Dec. 25  along US 30 near Applecreek Rd in Wayne County.

Evidence shows Seibert was the passenger in the truck. He allegedly drove Lesh's body to the Chippewa Township location in the victim’s truck and dumped the body after killing him. 

Authorities have not yet found the truck.

Seibert has been in the Carroll County Jail since Jan. 17 after being arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant. 

He was transported to the Wayne County Jail Thursday.