Arrest made in Ashville teen’s murder

Justin R. Blevins

ASHVILLE, OH (WCMH) — Police in Ashville have made an arrest in the murder of a 16-year-old.

According to the Ashville Police Department, Justin R. Blevins, 19, was arrested in front of an attorney’s office in Circleville at about 8am, Tuesday.

Police say a tip led them to Blevins’ location, and he was arrested without incident.

At about 5:40am, Sunday, officers were called to the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue on the report of a disturbance. While officers were on the way, a second call came into dispatchers in regards to shots fired at the same residence.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a Sam Nicholson,16, shot to death, according to police.

Blevins has been charged with the murder of Nicholson. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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