Suspect in 95-year-old man's murder lived in same complex as victim

Montgomery County police say the suspect arrested in the murder of a 95-year-old Colesville man says he did "sexual favors" for the victim in exchange for money and the use of his car. The suspect lived in the same complex as the victim, police say.

According to charging documents, Eric Dyson admitted to stabbing Dan Belvin in response to "alleged unwelcomed sexual advances."

Belvin was found dead Monday in his apartment, which is located in the 500 block of Randolph Road. Investigators say Belvin appeared to have suffered multiple sharp force injuries that led them to believe his death was a homicide. After conducting interviews, they believe he was last known to have been alive on Thursday, February 19.  

Dyson, 60, lives in the same apartment complex, according to investigators.

Police reviewed Belvin's cell phone long and found numerous calls to Dyson. According to the charging documents, they also found several emphatic notes written on a calendar dated February 19 and 20 on a bedside table. Another note Belvin wrote to himself indicated he was reminding himself to get his car keys from Dyson.

During their search, police were unable to find Belvin's wallet and credit cards.

Police also reviewed cell phone voice mails, one of which was from Navy Federal Credit Union inquiring about suspicious activity on his bank card. In all, investigators say $5523.39 in fraudulent charges were made on Belvin's bank card between February 20 and February 23. They also say Dyson was seen using Belvin's credit card via store surveillance cameras, and he was seen using Belvin's car.

According to charging documents, after he was arrested, Dyson alleged that he exchanged sexual favors with Dan Belvin for money and the use of his car. Dyson admitted stabbing Belvin in response to alleged "unwelcomed sexual advances."

Dyson has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, credit card theft and ID theft.

Belvin was a retired Naval officer, pilot and flight instructor. The charging documents say Belvin didn't have any immediate family in the area.



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