Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson discusses finding the physique of Curtis Ross, a Cedar Falls hunter who was present in a rural area of the county.
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CENTERVILLE, Ia. — The father of a man charged with murder in the dying of a deer hunter has testified that his son owned quite a few guns and stored them “all over the place.”

The Every day Iowegian studies that Jamison Davis testified Monday in the first-diploma homicide trial of his son, Ethan Davis.

Ethan Davis is charged with killing deer hunter Curtis Ross in November 2017 on public searching ground near Rathbun Lake.

THE TRIAL: Prosecutor says Davis opened hearth from hilltop

Jamison Davis says his son owned shotguns, pistols, knives and multiple AR-15-type weapon. Prosecutors say a type of AR-15 firearms was used to kill Ross.

Ethan Landon Davis, 27, of Promise City is charged with first-diploma homicide in a hunter’s demise. (Photograph: Particular to the Register)

Jamison Davis says his son stored guns “in all places,” including numerous spots at the household farm and in his automobiles.

Earlier Monday, Kenneth Brown, an employee of a close-by quarry operation, says he heard gunfire on Nov. 24, 2017. He referred to as them “speedy hearth photographs that I used to be not acquainted with.”

THE CASE: Memories of hunter Curtis Ross

Prosecutors have accused Davis of perching on a hilltop and using an AR-15 to shoot Ross, who was also stabbed more than two dozen times. Officials say they don’t have a motive for the killing.

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