Georgetown father charged with shooting and killing son


Police charged a Georgetown, Ohio man with voluntary manslaughter of his son.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, the Brown County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Conn-Geeslin Road in Georgetown, Ohio.

The 911 Communications Center had told police that the caller said he had shot his son.

When police and EMS arrived at the scene, it was determined that the victim was deceased due to a single gunshot wound to the chest from a revolver.

The victim, John Louderback, 41, of Georgetown, Ohio, was transported to the Montgomery County Morgue for an autopsy.

The victim's father, Leroy Louderback, 71, of Georgetown, Ohio, was questioned by police and taken into custody.

Leroy Louderback has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, a felony of the first degree.

Louderback was transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center and on Monday morning his bond was set at $50,000.00 cash, surety, and property bond by Brown County Municipal Court.

Louderback was then released from custody at approximately 11:00 a.m. Monday after posting bond.

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