NEW UPDATE: Urbana man charged with father's death

URBANA — An Urbana man has been charged with murder in the death of his father, whose body was found Sunday night inside their 536 S. Kenton St., Urbana, home.



Christopher L. Myers, 38, was charged with the murder of 65-year-old Jerald L. Myers following the completion of a forensic autopsy by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

Police responded to the home about 8:55 p.m. and found the elder Myers dead of "obvious serious injuries."

The suspect, initially, was arrested and lodged in the Tri-County Regional Jail Sunday for “actions he took against his brother,” Brian Myers, of 317 W. Reynolds St., Urbana, during the discovery of the homicide, Chief Matt Lingrell said in a release.

Two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault have been filed against the suspect in addition to charges of felonious assault and felony domestic violence.

Residents of the Kenton Street home and others who came there after the body was discovered were also interviewed. Police are asking anyone with additional information about the crime to contact (937) 652-4350.


Christoper L. Myers, 38, has been charged with the murder of his 65-year-old father, Jerald L. Myers, whose body was found Sunday night inside this 536 S. Kenton St., Urbana, home. (URBANA POLICE PHOTO)

Champaign County Coroner Joshua Richards and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations assisted police at the scene.

The suspect is scheduled to make his initial court appearance via video feed Tuesday morning in Champaign County Municipal Court.