Ohio Man Arrested In Missouri After Father Found Dead


UPDATED: Saturday March 9, 2013 5:33 PM

Richland County authorities say an individual was arrested in Missouri after his father was found dead Friday night.

Authorities said Michael A. Lawrence, 48, of Shiloh, was found deceased in his Planktown Road home after 10 p.m. during a wellness check.

Investigators said that Michael's son became the focus of the preliminary investigation.

Brandon M. Lawrence, 29, was living with his father but had not been seen for days after leaving in his father's car, according to deputies. With help from the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force, Brandon was located sleeping at a rest area in Missouri and taken into custody.

Brandon Lawrence is behind bars and awaiting extradition.  He’s being held on $1 million bond.

The coroner has not determined how Michael Lawrence died.

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