UPDATE: Deputies charge Nash County man with murdering his father

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A man is facing charges after deputies say he murdered his father Thursday afternoon.

Brandon Earp is accused of first-degree murder, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies went to a home on Liles Road in Bailey for a welfare check Thursday and found chemical smoke coming from it.

Once inside, deputies said they found the body of 63-year-old Charles Earp. Deputies say the man died from blunt force trauma.

Earp’s son, Brandon Earp, was developed as a suspect and deputies started looking for him.

Earp was finally found and arrested without issue.

He’s being held without bond in the Nash County Detention Center.