Tumbler Ridge man arrested in Grande Prairie murder

Thomas Sutton charged with second-degree murder

Police have arrested a Tumbler Ridge man after a 16-month investigation into a Grande Prairie killing. 

Thomas Sutton, 43, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Devin Pisch. 

Pisch, 27, was found dead in a wooded area around 9 p.m. on June 25, 2014. 

Complaints from residents who heard gunshots lead police to the area, 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie, known locally as the Cutbank. The area is popular with campers, fishers and ATV riders. 

Another wounded man was discovered at the site. He has since recovered and has been released from hospital. An autopsy determined Pisch died of gunshot wounds. 

Two men were previously arrested in the investigation, though neither was charged with murder. Jerrid Rychard, 35, and Gregory Decker, 33, were both charged with firearms offences. 

Sutton was arrested in Tumbler Ridge with the help of Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John RCMP. A date for trial has not been set. 

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