Michael Shugars, Pa. man, accused of killing and dismembering acquaintance over drug dispute

Michael Shugars, allegedly killed and chopped up another manâ
CBS affiliate WTAJ
Michael Shugars, allegedly killed and chopped up another man's body following a drug-dispute
CBS affiliate WTAJ

(CBS/AP) PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man is accused of robbing and killing an acquaintance in a drug-related dispute, and then cutting up the body with a chain saw.

According to CBS affiliate WTAJ, a fisherman found the victim's arm on Sunday in a creek in Hamilton, a tiny village about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

By Monday morning police had reportedly found all of the victim's body parts and arrested Michael Shugars the following day in connection with the case.

The victim has been identified, through his fingerprints, as 33-year-old Chet Allen Haddow of Punxsutawney.

Police say they also found Haddow's car, set on fire, in a different location.

Thirty-two-year-old Shugars, of Brookville, has been arraigned and will have a preliminary hearing Oct. 1 on charges including criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse.

Shugars is being held in jail without bond.

Troopers believe the men were friends before the drug dispute turned deadly.

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