New Richmond residents are in shock after a deadly shooting. …
Police mugshot: Chad M. Byrd
Updated: Thursday, 12 Nov 2009, 1:58 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009, 11:37 AM EST
NEW RICHMOND, Ind. (WLFI) - One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting in New Richmond.
Montgomery County Sheriff Luther Blanton said around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon police responded to a call reporting that a man was shot in the head at 9018 North County Road 500 West.
The victim was 26-year-old Jacob Byrd.
Police later caught the suspect, 23-year-old Chad Byrd. Chad Byrd is the younger brother of Jacob Byrd.
Bryd was arrested on preliminary charges of murder.
Montgomery County Sheriff Luther Blanton said investigators are still trying to find out what led to the shooting.
"I haven't got that information, yet," said Blanton. "Mr. Byrd has refused to talk with us. We attempted to talk to him this morning, and we will attempt to talk to him again unless he decides he does not want to talk to us, and talk to an attorney."
This is not the first time Chad Byrd has been charged with a criminal offense.
In April of 2005, he was sentenced to three years in prison and two years of community corrections after a scuffle with New Richmond Town Marshal Mark Clapp. Clapp collapsed and died after responding to a domestic disturbance call and struggling to arrest Chad Byrd in December of 2003.
A jury acquitted Chad Byrd of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter, but convicted him of battery and resisting law enforcement. His sentencing in that case was delayed once on 2005 because he showed up for his court hearing intoxicated.
Chad Byrd was 18 years old at the time of that sentencing.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on the body of Jacob
Byrd on Wednesday.