Benton County man charged with killing father - WKRN News 2

Benton County man charged with killing father


A 31-year-old Benton County man is charged with the recent shooting death of his father.

According to a report in the Paris Post Intelligencer, Timothy Childress was discovered dead by a neighbor at his Henry County home located on Highway 641 Saturday afternoon.

The newspaper reported the 52-year-old man died of a single gunshot wound.

John Childress was taken into police custody for his father's death early Sunday morning.

He is charged with first degree murder. Childress is jailed on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

A motive was not immediately released.

The investigation is ongoing.

*The Paris Post Intelligencer contributed to this report.

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