A Laurel County man was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting and stabbing death of his grandmother, according to the sheriff's office.
Jeremy Owens, 32, of Lily was arrested after surrendering to deputies following a brief standoff, a release from the Laurel County Sheriff's Department said. He was being held in the Laurel County jail.
The victim was identified as Bernice Champlin, 74, of Lily, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was found in a hallway of her home on Queen Road, about six miles south of London.
Preliminary autopsy results showed that Champlin had a gunshot wound to the head, the sheriff's department said on Thursday. She had also been severely beaten in the face and was stabbed, a release said.
Deputies received a 911 dispatch at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday about a disturbance at the home. Josh Owens, the brother of Jeremy Owens, told deputies that Jeremy had shot their grandmother and that Jeremy was still in the house and armed with a pistol.
Jeremy Owens initially refused to come out, but Laurel County Sheriff John Root talked with him for several minutes, and Owens eventually surrendered by coming onto the front porch.
In an interview, Jeremy Owens told an investigator that he had had an argument with his grandmother that led to a physical confrontation, the sheriff's release said. A pistol and knife were recovered at the scene, the release said.