A 41-year-old person of interest in his stepfather’s killing was under arrest in Bucks County on Thursday on drug charges after triggering a manhunt.
Brian Joseph Carey was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, court records showed. He is considered a person of interest in the killing of his 78-year-old stepfather, Joseph Michael Jakimowicz.
Police found Jakimowicz dead inside his home on the 700 block of Winder Drive in Bristol Township on Tuesday night. His death was ruled a homicide.
Investigators initially said they believed Carey was driving his stepfather’s silver 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. On Wednesday they found that vehicle empty in Philadelphia.
State troopers arrested Carey in Trumbauersville Borough, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said.
Court records showed Carey was being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown on $750,000 bail. The records did not list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.