UPDATE: Daughter denied bond in father’s murder

Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker, says deputies responded to a welfare check at a home at 281 Bobby Circle in Byron on Wednesday.

BYRON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Crawford County woman is charged in the death her father.

Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker, says deputies responded to a welfare check at a home at 281 Bobby Circle in Byron on Wednesday around 3 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they found 76-year-old Johnny Johnson unresponsive on the floor with a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Office then called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident.

During the investigation, the GBI arrested Johnson’s daughter, 48-year-old Tara Upchurch.

She’s charged with murder.

Upchurch made her first court appearance on Friday, and the Judge denied her bond.

The GBI says this is an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

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