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New Albany police arrest man accused of murdering his father on Reno Ave.

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Robert Tingle was found dead in his New Albany home on Jan. 2. Robert Tingle was found dead in his New Albany home on Jan. 2.
Robert Tingle (Source: Floyd County Detention Center) Robert Tingle (Source: Floyd County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The New Albany Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a man who was found dead inside a home in New Albany.

Police say that on Jan. 2, the body of 63-year-old Robert A. Tingle was discovered inside a home on Reno Avenue, near the intersection of Ohio River Scenic Byway and Silver Street.

Police say they have since arrested his son, 35-year-old Daniel A. Tingle. He has been charged with murder.

Police say it was family members of 63-year-old Robert Tingle who found him dead inside his New Albany home on Reno Avenue late Friday evening.

A probable cause affidavit states he was lying on the floor with a blanket covering his body. His car was missing.

Family members told police they suspected his son, 35-year-old Daniel Tingle, who had recently been living with him. An emergency ping was issued for his and his father's cell phones.

"The detectives were able to locate the now-defendant at the Louisville Manor motel in the Shively area," said Keith Henderson, the Floyd County Prosecutor.

The affidavit states Tingle told police he and his dad got into an altercation. He says he grabbed a pry bar from the laundry room and hit his dad in the head 3-4 times. When his father tried to grab it, he says he stabbed him in the chest with a knife so he wouldn't call police.

He appeared in a Floyd a County courtroom on Tuesday for the murder, where a not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

He did not speak to the media as he left the courtroom.

Neighbors say they're surprised this happened on such a quiet street.

"I didn't, I thought it might have been a heart attack or something medical. Not dramatic like this," said neighbor John Gregory.

"New Albany rarely has a situation of this nature and I'm confident our streets are safe and our community is safe to work and live within," said Chief Todd Bailey with the New Albany Police Department.

Robert Tingle's daughter tells me her father was a good man who took care of his family the best he could. She says he was disabled and wasn't working.

With her brother behind bars and her father now gone, she says the family is doing the best they can.

"It's just a tragedy I think with the family, and tragedy for all those involved," said Keith Henderson.

The affidavit also states that Daniel Tingle later told police where the knife was that was used to stab his father.

It was found under the mattress at the motel.

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