Orange man in custody for uncle's homicide

Orange man in custody for uncle's homicide

A man who was living with his uncle in Orange is in custody for homicide after police say he stabbed his uncle to death before fleeing in the deceased man's vehicle. 

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 400 block of Bilbo Street at approximately 12:34 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. When they arrived, police report, they found the body of 50-year-old Roy James Philmon who had apparently been stabbed to death. Police reportedly determined the suspect in the killing was 22-year-old Christopher Ryan Philmon who had been living with the older Philmon, his uncle. A database search revealed the suspect's previous address was in Austin. He fled in the victim's vehicle prior to the arrival of police, according to OPD.

Police reported they contacted local law enforcement entities in Texas and Louisiana and told them to be on the lookout for the vehicle used to flee. Before they could catch up with the suspect, the man went to a store off Highway 290 in Houston and asked the clerk to call the police. He surrendered himself to Harris County Sheriff's deputies there, according to the news release. 

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