Warren man found beaten to death in backyard - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

updated

Warren man found beaten to death in backyard

Posted: Updated:

WARREN, Ohio - Police are investigating the apparent fatal beating death of a Warren man found death in his backyard.

Police say that 57-year-old George Myers was found by his children early Sunday morning outside his home in the 100 Block of Dickey NW in Warren.

"At this point, we determined that we're treating that as a homicide," Lt. Jeff Cole said.

Police detectives spent time at the home for a second day working to determine who could be responsible.

Myers' body was discovered in the backyard at around 3:50 a.m.

Police took the ex-boyfriend of his daughter, Jarred Watson, 28, into custody Monday on a murder charge in connection with Myers' death. Watson lived at the home with Myers and his daughter Cassie.

Lt. Cole says he's a suspect and he turned himself into police Monday afternoon after consulting with an attorney.

Cassie Myers tells 21 News that Watson called her Sunday morning while she was still at working and probed her about when she would be home. She says he told her that he had a fight with her father.

"They were arguing, he beat him up once before, but he never died," Cassie Myers said. "I think he probably thought he knew he hit him and stuff, but doesn't know if he was dead, he probably knows he's dead now."

Myers is described by family and someone who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Watson was booked into the Trumbull County Jail.

Follow 21 News for continuing coverage as more information becomes available.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • 6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

    6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:26 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur...More >>
  • UPDATED

    Ohio State marching band director fired

    Ohio State marching band director fired

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:49:54 GMT
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.More >>
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.More >>
  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:16 GMT
    The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.More >>
    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms