OGDEN (AP) -- Police have arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing Steven R. Malan to death.

Jeremy Edwin Richards was taken into custody without incident at his home Wednesday evening and booked into the Weber County Jail.Last week, a neighbor discovered Malan, 29, dead on Richards' living room floor with a single stab wound to the throat.

Richards initially told police Malan had threatened him with a gun, and that he stabbed him in self-defense.

"Through our investigation into the physical evidence and by talking to witnesses, we determined that was not the case," said Ogden police Sgt. Rocky Gallegos.

An autopsy performed last week revealed Malan had been strangled with possibly a belt before or after he was stabbed, according to a court affidavit. Bruises were also found on his neck and upper body.

Gallegos would not reveal a possible motive for the slaying.