EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBody Of Man Found Underneath Porch; Son Accused Of Vandalizing Home
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 22, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013 11:39 AM EDT
Glouster , Athens County , Ohio
The body of a man was discovered underneath his back porch. Police said son is facing charges in connection to vandalism that occurred at the Athens County home three days before the body was found.
The body of Paul E. Roberts, 63, of Glouster was found underneath the porch of his home on Locust Street on Monday, according to the Athens County Prosecutor's Office. Officials said Roberts cause of death was blunt force trauma.
Paul J. Roberts, 40, who is the victim's son, was charged with vandalism at his father's home on Oct. 18. Roberts was being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond on pending felony cases. He is scheduled for sentencing on those cases Nov. 4.
Paul J. Roberts' girlfriend, Rhonda Degarmore, was taken into custody on a probation violation.
The case is still under investigation and will be presented to a grand jury on Oct. 28.
** Photo is of Paul J. Roberts
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