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CLEARFIELD — A 26-year-old man is in custody after police discovered his grandfather and grandmother useless Wednesday afternoon on the Clearfield dwelling all of them shared.
Officers responded to a name reporting the deaths at 681 N. 1050 West shortly after 3 p.m., in response to a information launch from the Clearfield Police Division. The couple’s 60-year-old daughter, who additionally lives in the home, known as police after discovering her 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mom useless within the storage.
The discharge mentioned the girl informed officers she believed her 26-year-old son was chargeable for the deaths and that he was nonetheless inside the home.
After officers arrived on the dwelling, the 26-year-old “exited the house and surrendered to our officers with none incident or damage,” Clearfield Police Chief Kelly Bennett mentioned.
The person known as his mom, who allowed an officer to talk with him, and the officer was in a position to discuss the person into leaving the home the place he was taken into custody with out incident.
“There’s proof that there most likely was an altercation of some type that occurred — or some sort of incident that occurred — within the storage and contained in the residence,” Bennett mentioned.
The chief mentioned his workplace would wait till after the vacation to launch the names of the deceased. The information launch says investigators imagine the 26-year-old man, recognized as Jeremy Belt, “prompted traumatic accidents to his grandparents,” and that he’s beneath investigation for 2 counts of murder and one depend of home violence.
Bennett mentioned officers entered the house to verify there have been no different victims and spent a number of hours on the scene Wednesday night time.
Detectives realized of different acts of violence which occurred earlier within the day and weren’t reported to the police, in response to the discharge, nevertheless it didn’t present further particulars.
In an announcement, Clearfield police requested neighbors to contact the division in the event that they witnessed something uncommon on the residence between 12 p.m. and three p.m. Police additionally counseled “the actions of the daughter in addition to the officers who responded and shortly took the suspect into custody.”
Neighbors mentioned the couple that lived in the home had been extraordinarily variety over time. They mentioned a pair lived there with a daughter and a grandson.
“It was completely devastating,” mentioned Debbie Leahman. “… That folks, after they get offended, that they’ve to show to violence and that great individuals get harm due to it.”
The incident was particularly tragic the night time earlier than Thanksgiving, the chief mentioned.
“We hope to have a celebration with our members of the family and so does this household, as properly, and so they’ll be mourning the lack of two family members,” Bennett mentioned. “We are going to examine this all through the weekend and put as a lot effort and time into it as now we have to discover a decision to what occurred right here and hopefully discover some justice for this household.”