A Fayette County grand jury has indicted a Lexington man on a charge of murder in the asphyxiation death of his mother.
Jack Taiwane Clemons, 36, also was indicted on charges of tampering with evidence and credit card fraud.
Police found the body of Shirley Clemons, 64, on July 14 during a welfare check at her home in the 1300 block of River Park Circle after relatives hadn't heard from her in nearly two days. Her body was wrapped in a blanket and was bound with duct tape, court documents said.
Relatives told police that Jack Clemons was the only one who lived with her and was driving her black 2004 Saturn.
Shirley Clemons' death was ruled a homicide, and the cause of death was asphyxiation caused by duct tape around her face.
Police said they found a black trash bag containing Shirley Clemons' purse, work gloves, men's clothing, duct tape and a white shirt that had blood on it. The clothes matched the size and brand of clothing found in Jack Clemons' room.
Police also noticed that Shirley Clemons' Capital One credit card was missing, court documents said. The indictment says he used the credit card without her consent to make charges between $500 and $10,000.
Jack Clemons was seen on surveillance using his mother's credit card at numerous places, police said. He was arrested in Kansas by Colorado police after an 81-mile high-speed chase in his mother's vehicle that began in Burlington, Colo., police have said.
Clemons is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 19.