TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - Troy, Ohio detectives said its just a matter of time beforetheir dragnet will catch a person they consider armed anddangerous.
"It's just a big game of cat and mouse more or less now,"Sergeant Chris Anderson said.
Anderson is a tired but determined as he and a slew of officerslook for 50-year-old Jeff Bedinger.
"The search is primarily being concentrated at the centralIndiana area," Anderson said. "Its' not to say that we've given upon the Dayton area or any relatives or friends that he may have inthis area."
Bedinger is accused of killing his 22-year-old stepsonBrandon Haskins and kidnapping his seven year old son ZaneBedinger. Police believe an argument started the ugly chain ofevents.
"The young man may have possibly tried to intervene verbally andit appears there was a physical struggle between the stepfather andthe victim and shots were fired at that point," said Sgt.Anderson.
On Friday, its quiet in Towne Park Apartments, but reminders ofthe shooting that happened on Thursday remain. Crime tape could beseen hanging out of a dumpster. However, resident Kim Hayes saidshe's still scared.
"He could come back any moment and do it again."
Hayes said she's worried at the possibility of Bedinger makinghis way back to Troy. She keeps her fingers crossed that policecatch him soon.
"I just hope that someone does find him that they do turn him inand gets locked up," she said.
Sergeant Anderson said he can't make that happen fastenough.
"Oh I'm fairly optimistic we're going to locate this gentlemanif not today, tomorrow. We got some really solid leads and theagencies that are assisting us are doing a marvelous job."
Once caught, Bedinger will face a laundry list of chargesincluding aggravated murder, kidnapping and abduction.
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