Teen Charged With Murder In Connection To Sheridan County Man’s Death

A teen who admitted to killing his father on Wednesday has been charged with one count of second degree murder in connection to his parent's death.

Ellen Fike

July 29, 20211 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

A teen who claimed to have killed his father on Wednesday has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection to the death.

According to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, the unnamed 15-year-old youth was charged Thursday and a warrant was granted for his arrest.

On Wednesday morning, the sheriff’s office received a call that law enforcement officers near Hardin, Montana, were in contact with the teen, who’d been involved in a rollover accident. The teen told a Montana Highway Patrol trooper that he had killed his father in Dayton, about 20 miles from Sheridan.

Sheridan County Sheriff’s officers responded to the home and found a dead male inside, who was apparently killed by a single gunshot wound. The victim was identified at 47-year-old Edgar Jones.

The teen was taken into custody by Montana law enforcement.

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