An Owingsville man arrested in Lexington is facing murder and other charges in connection with human remains found earlier this month in Fleming County, Kentucky State Police said.
Kevin Howard, 37, of Owingsville, is being held in the Fayette County jail on an arrest warrant from the Morehead state police post.
Lexington officers arrested Howard on Wednesday evening, based on information from state police, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Roberts said Thursday that troopers sent information to Lexington police Wednesday stating that they were looking for Howard. Based on that alert, a Lexington officer spotted Howard and arrested him at New Circle and Russell Cave roads about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Roberts said.
State police said they have charged Howard with murder and tampering with evidence. The unidentified male remains were found Oct. 1 near Grange City in Fleming County. Howard also is charged with theft of a vehicle.
Authorities have said the remains could be those of Randall Russ, a Grant County High School teacher and adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Cincinnati. Russ has been missing from his Northern Kentucky home since mid-August.
Police found Russ's green Ford Focus in late September.
Charles Black, 55, of Hillsboro in Fleming County, already is in custody in connection with the case. He is charged with murder, two counts of tampering with evidence and one count of theft of a vehicle.
Black was arrested the day after the remains were found, according to state police.