MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Victor Morris Gantt, 25, is charged with murder for the death of Leroy Jones, 75. Gantt is also charged with petty theft and criminal damaging.
A short time before 2:30 p.m. Monday, Middletown Police received a call from neighbors, after Jones' wife returned home and couldn't find her husband.
When police arrived at the home at 2200 block of Brentwood Street, they found Jones dead, apparently of blunt force trauma. Police believe that act of violence was random.
Neighbors say before the suspect got inside Jones' home, he was going up and down the street, knocking on doors, trying to get in other homes.