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July 22, 2018
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Parsons' half brother charged with evidence tampering
(WOUB) - The half brother of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a Chillicothe police officer has been charged with tampering with evidence in the deadly shooting.

Police say Chad Johnson turned himself in today. He's the half brother of John Parsons, who was given a life sentence last month for shooting and killing Officer Larry Cox after a gas station holdup.

Police believe Johnson helped Parsons destroy his clothes the night Cox died and also helped dispose of the weapon by tossing it into the Scioto River.

Parsons escaped from the Ross County Jail on July 29th and eluded authorities until he was captured in mid October at a shanty behind a Chillicothe lumber company.

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