Police: Teen charged in Middletown homicide; drugs, money stolen from victim

Police: Teen charged in Middletown homicide; drugs, money stolen from victim
Cameron Kyles, 18, is charged in the murder of a Middletown man, police said. (Source: Butler County Jail)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - An 18-year-old has been charged with murder after police said he stole drugs and money from a man’s Middletown home following the man’s murder Saturday night.

Police said they responded to the 800 block of Ninth Avenue around 10 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Inside, they found Michael O’Neil Stewart, 35, deceased.

Cameron Scott Kyles, 18, has since been arrested in connection with Stewart’s murder, police said.

Initial investigations by police show Stewart “was targeted because of the drug dealing that was taking place," the statement reads. Investigators said Kyles then took drugs and money from the home.

Kyles’ bond has been set at $1 million. He is due back in court Oct. 21 for a preliminary hearing.

Police are asking anyone with information about the homicide to contact Detective Steve Winters with Middletown police at (513) 425-7786.

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