Zanesville Man Charged With Murder

WOUB Contributing Writer

Updated Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:26 am

A Zanesville man charged in connection with a body found late last month in Morgan County is in custody.

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says Shaquille Davis, 19, has been charged with the murder of Phillip Kimbro Jr.

Haddox says Davis was arrested Wednesday.

Davis faces one count of aggravated murder with a gun. Haddox says Davis and Kimbro were first cousins, but adds the motive is unknown.

He was arraigned Thursday morning in Muskingum County Municipal Court. WTAP reports Davis is being held on $1 million bond.

His case is to be presented next Wednesday to the Muskingum County Grand Jury.

Nearly two weeks ago Kimbro's body was found burning nearly two weeks ago on County Road 15 in Morgan County.