35-Year-Old Man Charged In Beating Death Of Uncle

35-Year-Old Man Charged In Beating Death Of Uncle

CREATED Apr 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the beating death of his uncle last week.

Larry D. Holmes, 35, has been accused of attacking and fatally injuring his uncle, 59-year-old Johnny Odom, inside their 6084 Beals Lane home in North Nashville..

Metro Police officers were called to the home at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11 by Metro Health Department representatives and mental health workers who were called to the home to investigate reports from another relative that Holmes had shoved her and was behaving strangely.

They told police Holmes answered the door with blood on his face, and saw considerable blood inside the residence along with Odom down on the floor.

When officers responded, they said Holmes attacked them and drove them onto the front porch. They wrestled with him for a short time before taking him into custody. He was also charged with officer assault.

Holmes has been confined to Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. He will be booked on the murder warrant in the near future.