A handyman wanted for the 2010 murder of Mayor Nutter's aging neighbor was arrested Saturday night at a Delaware County shelter, according to U.S. Marshals.
Edward Gause, 43, was arrested at the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, at 63rd and Market streets, Upper Darby, said James Burke, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force.
Gause was taken into custody about 7 p.m. without incident, Burke said.
A Daily News reader who saw Gause's photograph in the People's Paper's "Week's Most Wanted" feature April 18 worked with authorities and eventually led them to the shelter, Burke said.
Although the Life Center houses up to 50 people at a time, Gause apparently was just there for a meal, Burke said. Last known to reside on 17th Street above Cumberland in North Philadelphia, Gause is believed to have been either transient or homeless recently, authorities said.
He is accused in the Nov. 5 fatal beating of Robert Lancaster, 76, in Lancaster's house, on 50th Street near Woodbine Avenue, in Wynnefield, according to police.
The motive is believed to be a dispute about how much Gause was to be paid for work he did on Lancaster's house, police said.
At the time of the killing, Nutter, who has lived on 50th Street for 16 years, said he knew Lancaster only as "a neighbor down the street."