Dayton man accused of hiding evidence of overdose death

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An alleged Dayton drug dealer is accused of trying to erase his digital signature after a Warren County man he sold fentanyl and cocaine died from an overdose.

Arnold L. Satterwhite Jr., 24, is accused of deleting text messages between himself and Adam Marlow, 28, found dead on Dec. 15 at his Mason home.

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“Subsequently during the investigation, it was determined that the defendant deleted text messages on his phone between himself and the victim that occurred around the time of the victim’s death,” First Assistant Warren County Prosecutor Steven Knippen said in an email.

Satterwhite is charged with involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, trafficking in cocaine and tampering with evidence.

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“The defendant had previously sold drugs to this particular victim on numerous occasions,” Knippen added.

Satterwhite is scheduled for arraignment on June 14. He was not in custody Wednesday in Warren or Montgomery county.

Satterwhite allegedly sold Marlow the opiods, tied to hundreds of fatal overdoses across the region, on Dec. 14.

An autopsy found Marlow died from fentanyl and cocaine intoxication.

Satterwhite had no criminal record in Dayton or Warren County until he was charged in the direct indictment announced Tuesday, according to court records.

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Now he faces a mandatory prison term if convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Likewise Marlow showed no criminal record in Warren County, except for traffic citations and driving while under suspension.