Murder-Suicide in Guernsey County

Murder-Suicide in Guernsey County

by Kelly Choate on January 9, 2013

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide.

The sheriff’s office received a call around 4 p.m. Wednesday regarding a well being check on 36-year-old Russell Ball.  The sheriff’s office said the man had threatened to harm himself Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to the address on Piedmont Road in Cambridge Township where he lived.  The sheriff’s office said they forced entry into the locked home and discovered Russell Ball in his home.

He had fatally shot his five-year-old son and then committed suicide with the same weapon.  The sheriff’s office will release more information on Thursday.