Suspect in '89 slaying arrested

Friday, June 12, 1998

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati police have tracked down a former Springfield Township man who has been wanted in a homicide case since 1989.

Dale Causey was 32 when he allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old Anthony Scott of Bond Hill in the parking lot an apartment complex on Glenwood Avenue in Avondale on Sept. 21, 1989.

Residents at the time reported hearing people arguing in a car in the lot shortly before two gunshots rang out, according to a 1989 story in The Cincinnati Enquirer. The neighbors said the victim's body was pushed from a car before the car sped out of the lot.

Mr. Causey was a suspect from the beginning. A Hamilton County grand jury indicted him a month after the shooting on charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.

But no one could find him. One of the last tips to Cincinnati police was that he was in Indiana raising Rottweilers.

That changed this week after a call to Cleveland's Crime Stoppers hot line tipped police that Mr. Causey was in Columbus.

Cincinnati's Violent Crimes Task Force headed there Tuesday. With the help of the FBI in Columbus and city police, officers found Mr. Causey on Wednesday, in his yard feeding Rottweilers.

Police arrested him and booked him into the Franklin County Jail. Mr. Causey, now 40, is expected in Cincinnati today. He will be arraigned in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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