Police make arrest in Carroll County murder

James Haas
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CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - Police in Carroll County have arrested a man in the death of a Deer Creek man Thursday

Police arrested 59-year-old James Haas of Burnettsville for the murder of 62-year-old Richard Mark Houchin.

Police say a woman called 911 Thursday morning and told dispatchers that she returned home and found her boyfriend unresponsive. Medics pronounced Houchin dead at the scene.

Police say when they arrived, they found some items strewn throughout the house.

Investigators say Houchin death was due to head trauma, but are awaiting information from an autopsy to release more information.

Haas is being held at the Carroll County Jail in Delphi on one count of murder.

Editor's note: The victim's name was corrected by the Carroll County Sheriff on Saturday.

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