Authorities: 5 arrested in fatal shooting of Logan County man

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) – A 21-year-old man is charged with murder and four other people also have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found dead in his western Ohio home on Thanksgiving.

Authorities in Logan County say 21-year-old Marquevous Watkins, of Lima, is charged with murder and aggravated robbery in the slaying of 45-year-old Jeffrey Brentlinger. County sheriff’s officials say Brentlinger’s daughter found her father dead when she returned to their Zanesfield home Nov. 24.

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Watkins’ bond was set at $500,000 on Tuesday in Bellefontaine. A message seeking comment was left at the office of the Lima man’s attorney.

Authorities say another man and three teenagers, all from Lima, were arrested on warrants charging complicity to commit murder and complicity to commit robbery.

Sheriff’s officials haven’t commented on a motive. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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