OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)-- Marion County Deputies say, they arrested Chase Freeman, 21, for the 2019 murder of Richard Peters, 79. On Monday, November 4th, they also issued warrants for David Dillberg, 21, and Christopher Sesler, 23, for the homicide.
According to deputies, on July 26th, 2019 they responded to a suspicious incident where they found the victim dead. The investigation revealed that a burglary took place just days before. David Dillberg, was developed as a suspect of the burglary and a possible suspect in the homicide. A search warrant was executed on his social media and it ended up indicating that he had been setting up a “job” or “mission” hours before a neighbor’s security camera video showed a group of people run through the victim’s backyard, disable lights and going into the home.
Detectives say, forensic evidence led them to Christopher Sesler, who is currently incarcerated in the Lake County Jail. Sesler was identified through a photo lineup, as someone who had been at the location the night the homicide.
Detectives interviewed Chase Freeman about his involvement in the case. In the beginning, Freeman tried to distance himself from the incident, however, he did end up admitting to his involvement in the homicide.
The security camera of a neighbor suggests that there may be a possibility of a 4th suspect, who has not been identified, yet. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact detective Travis O’Cull at (352)-369-6805 or to contact Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352)-368-STOP.
Freeman is being held at the Marion County Jail with no bond on one count of principal to 1st-degree felony murder.
Dillberg and Sesler are currently in other facilities but will be taken to the Marion County Jail and serve warrants for 1st-degree felony murder.