Bond set at $1 million for man charged in Hamilton beating death

Bond was set Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court for Kahreem Brown who is charged with murder and felonious assault on a beating death last month. NICK GRAHAM
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Bond was set Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court for Kahreem Brown who is charged with murder and felonious assault on a beating death last month. NICK GRAHAM

He faces charges of murder and felonious assault for alleged role in Sept. 29 incident.

Bond was set Tuesday in Butler County Court at $1 million for a Florida man charged in a Hamilton beating death last month.

Larry C. Ingram, 58, of the 400 block of Knightsbridge, was fatally assaulted at about 10:50 p.m. Sept. 29 apparently by a man who called 911 for help, but didn’t know where he was.

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Kahreem G. Brown, 24, who has been living with family in the area, but is from Florida, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury last week for murder and felonious assault.

At arraignment, Butler County Common Pleas Judge Daniel Haughey set his bond at $1 million, noting he did not have ties to the area and could be a flight risk. He is scheduled to be back in court Oct. 26 for a pre-trial hearing.

According to the Butler County Coroner’s Office, Ingram died of blunt force trauma and his death was a homicide.

A person called 911 telling the dispatcher, “Some guy might need some help. I just had to beat the crap out of some guy. Because I just had to.”

Dispatchers called back several times when the caller hung up after saying he didn’t know his location in Hamilton.

With the help of a cellular service provider and another call from the man, the residence was located.

In the final call, the person said, “there’s been an accident. I put my hands on his quite bad.”

The caller said he did not believe the injured man was breathing.

Brown is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Haughey’s courtroom.

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