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Bond Set At $2 Million For Suspect In Heath Murder

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Adam Runyons Jr. Adam Runyons Jr.
HEATH, Ohio - Bond was set at $2 million Friday for the man suspected in connection with a murder in Heath.

Adam Runyons Jr., 32, appeared in court Friday to answer to a charge of murder.

Bond was set at $2 million cash/surety.

Runyons was arrested Thursday afternoon outside Utica High School. Police were searching for Runyons after officers found a man's body inside a home in the 400 block of Woodland Drive in Heath.

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A 911 caller told police that a relative told her that Runyons said he had killed his father by "chopping him up with a sword."

Heath police officers said the victim appeared to have been attacked with a sharp, knife-like object.

Court documents indicate that officers found a bloody machete in the kitchen sink. Officers described the machete as being of sufficient size that it could be referenced as a sword.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the victim.

According to court documents, Runyons has a criminal history including a conviction for two counts of assault on a police officer, falsification, tampering with coin machines, possession of criminal tools, violation of a protection order, resisting arrest, and domestic violence.

He is scheduled to appear in court next on June 12 at 3 p.m.

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