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Drug overdose results in criminal homicide charges

On November 14, 2021 the Lewis County Sheriff's Department Deputies responded to the report of a death at 128 Sealtest Drive. Criminal Investigators were notified and responded to the scene.

Samuel John Berry, 21, of Decaturville, was found deceased at the residence. Preliminary investigation indicates an apparent overdose death.

As criminal investigators continued their investigation, probable cause was developed that ultimately led investigators to charging Austin Kyle Horner, 20, in connection to this incident. Horner was booked into the Lewis County Jail on November 16 and charged with cri...


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