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Suspect charged with murder of Austin, Ind. shop owner

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James Caudill (source: Scott County Detention Center) James Caudill (source: Scott County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For the first time, authorities have charged someone with murder in connection with the shooting death of an Austin, Indiana store owner.

Officers say 79-year-old John Turner was robbed and shot to death Saturday at John's Coin and Jewelry Shop. After searching a home near Austin, officers say they found money and jewelry tied to Turner's murder.

Christopher Caudill, James Caudill, Ginger Cox and Patricia Caudill were all arrested on various charges. 

On Friday afternoon, Scott County Prosecutor Jason Mount officially charged James Matthew Caudill with the murder of Turner, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police.

According to the news release, James Caudill is charged with, "1) Murder, 2) Felony Murder, 3) Robbery Causing Serious Bodily Injury, 4) Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, 5) Resisting Law Enforcement, 6) Obstruction of Justice 7) Carrying a Handgun without a License, Additional Penalty for the Use of a Firearm during a Crime. He was also charged with 8) Robbery, 9) Carrying a Handgun without a License, Additional Penalty for the Use of a Firearm during a Crime. 10) Pointing a Firearm at a Person, and 11) Criminal Confinement for the Robbery that took place at the Fuel Mart Truck Stop in Austin that occurred on October 11, 2015."

James Caudill is currently incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.

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