Arrest made in slaying of 66-year-old Paulding man

DALLAS — A 66-year-old Paulding County man was found dead in his home Wednesday. The Paulding sheriff’s office has now determined his death to be a homicide and one person has been arrested.

What we know: A man called Paulding 911 in reference an unknown problem on Wednesday at about 12:16 p.m. Deputies responded to a home on Buchanan Highway in Dallas to determine what was going on.

When they got to the residence, deputies had trouble making contact with anyone at the home. Eventually, deputies say they were able to make contact with an intoxicated man at the home. The man was later identified as 43-year-old Joseph Mykytyn III, who allowed them to enter the residence.

Mykytyn was not a resident at the address. Once Deputies entered the home they found the homeowner, who has been identified as 66-year-old James Entrekin, dead inside the home.

The Arrest: After securing a warrant, detectives searched the home and spoke with Mykytyn about the incident. As a result of their investigation, detectives were able to preliminarily determine that Entrekin died as a result of a gunshot wound and that the manner of death appears to be consistent with that of a homicide.

Mykytyn was arrested and taken to the Paulding County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

Mykytyn has been charged with the following offenses:

-Felony Murder (F)
-Malice Murder (F)
-Aggravated Assault (F)
-Exploitation of an Elder / Elder Abuse (F)

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or send a message via the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app.

Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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