Luke Ingram: Georgia man, 19, charged with 'brutal' murder of grandpa, 85, and strangling dad
As per the sheriff's office, Luke Ingram, 19, used 'a metal object' to attack his grandfather Darwin Larry Ingram
PALM COAST, FLORIDA: A Georgia man, Luke Ingram, 19, of Dunwoody, GA is under arrest after brutally beating his 85-year-old grandfather to death in their Palm Coast residence while also strangulating his father who was lucky to make an escape, on early Wednesday morning, November 9. He is facing charges of second degree murder, domestic violence battery by strangulation, resisting without violence, resisting with violence, and aggravated battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.
“The original crime scene reflected a very violent and brutal attack," Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post as they responded to a 911 call from Clermont Court in Palm Coast at 2.56 am. The caller was the neighbor to whom the teenager's father, Clint Ingram had gone as he broke free from the strangulation attempt.
Upon arrival, authorities found a shirtless Ingram in the doorway of the home, standing next to his severely beaten 85-year-old grandfather, Darwin Larry Ingram, a police video as seen on New York Post shows. As per the sheriff's office, the teen used “a metal object” to attack his grandfather. Luke who initially agreed to get out of the home refused to comply with the police and resisted them physically, he was then tased so to get in to provide medical aid to brutally hurt, Larry.
Flagler County Sheriff Larry Staly told Flager Live, that Ingram has a history of mental illness, and that appears to have played a role. Staly further stated that Ingram later managed to move his handcuffed hands underneath his legs and to his front, and then assaulted deputies with "Herculean strength."
Ingram reportedly had begun acting strangely as he attended college in Georgia. He was convinced by his grandfather and father to stay with them in Florida. After his arrival on Wednesday evening, he started staring at family members during dinner.
Hours later, the father said he heard screaming and found his father bloodied and beaten on the floor and his son seated in a chair. The suspect began strangling his father after he called 911, but the father was fortunately able to free himself and run to the neighbor’s home to ask for help.
"The suspect was transported to the Flagler County Courthouse to get a better understanding of what had occurred at the residence," Sahriffis office said, and believed that "no other suspects are believed to be involved," as per the report. Ingram is currently being processed and being held without bond at the Flagler County jail.