HOLMES COUNTY - Law enforcement has arrested and charged a man in connection to the October 2017 death of a Holmes County man whose body was discovered near his home days after he was reported missing.
David John Van de Bogart, 54, of 2290 Bear Hewitt Road in Holmes County, has officially been charged in connection to the death of 50-year-old Bruce Edward McCullough, a Holmes County Sheriff's Office news release stated Wednesday.
According to the news release, witnesses observed an altercation take place between Van de Bogart and McCullough on Oct. 3.
McCullough, who resided on the same property off of Bear Hewett Road as Van de Bogart, was reported missing on Oct. 4, last year. His body was found by investigators five days later in the Water Management Area in the south end of Bear Hewett Road, less than a half-mile from the residence, the release stated.
The cause of death has not been released.
Van de Bogart had previously been listed as a person of interest at the time the victim's remains were discovered. He was then held in custody at the Holmes County Jail on a $110,000 bond and on other charges of obstruction of justice by intimidating a witness, aggravated battery and felony battery.
Van de Bogart is currently incarcerated in the Holmes County Jail, the news release stated.