EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSProsecutors Say Murder Suspect Sold Victim's Motorcycle To Chief Of Police
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 29, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 29, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
Murray City , Ohio
The chief of police in one Ohio town is facing charges after prosecutors said he purchased a murder victim's motorcycle from the suspect.
Christopher Bishop, 37, of Murray City was charged with receiving stolen property and obstructing official business on Tuesday. The Athens County Prosecutor's Office said Bishop is the chief of police in Murray City and bought the bike from Paul J. Roberts, who is charged in the murder of his father, Paul E. Roberts. Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said the Harley Davidson motorcycle belonged to the murder victim.
The Hocking County Sheriff's Department arrested Bishop on Monday. Bishop pleaded guilty to both counts. Blackburn said it's up to Murray city officials as to whether this action will affect Bishop's position as police chief.
The murder suspect's girlfriend, Ronda Degarmore, 37, of Glouster pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of theft, receiving stolen property and obstructing justice in connection to the crime. Degarmore was being held on a $125,000 bond.
The body of Paul E. Roberts was found last week in a well under the porch of his Glouster home. His son, Paul J. Roberts, was indicted in his murder on Monday.
** Photo is of Christopher Bishop
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