Coos Bay man in court Tuesday facing murder charges in death of grandfather

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- A Coos Bay man will be in court Tuesday to face charges in the murder of his grandfather.

The Coos County District Attorney's office says James Jay Thomasson killed Elmer Lloyd Dennis at his house on Minnesota Avenue Sunday.

Authorities say several people called 911 to report an assault at the home.

Police found Thomasson under a deck and had to use a taser to bring him in.

He'll be in court at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Coos Bay Police Department.

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