WARSAW — An Illinois man has been arrested for the stabbing homicide that occurred on Monday, Oct. 23.
On Monday, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a male subject, David L. Strowder Jr., who had been critically injured and later died from his injuries. The subject was a victim of an attack that resulted in multiple stab wounds causing his death.
The investigation into the death led to the arrest of Derrick L. Wandrick, 23, Harvey, Ill.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Detectives received leads from the public that led investigators to subjects in Elkhart. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Elkhart City Detectives with the investigation while attempting to gather further information in their jurisdiction, which resulted in the conclusion of this case.
Wandrick was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 25, and is being held with no bond for charges relating to the death of Stowder. Wandrick will be formally charged during the next 48 hours by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office advises that the defendant’s charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.