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Son arrested in deadly stabbing of father in Carmel, mother 'severely battered'

Officers were called to the Rolling Springs neighborhood near 106th & Keystone Monday evening.

CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel Police arrested a man in a homicide from Monday evening. Christopher Claerbout, 40, is being held on charges of murder, criminal confinement, domestic battery and auto theft.

Officers were called to the 3500 block of Rolling Springs Drive, which is just northeast of 106th Street and Keystone Avenue, around 6 p.m. Monday. They were responding to assist the fire department with a medical call.

Officers found 75-year-old David Claerbout outside the home dead. He appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. A woman was found bound inside the home and severely battered.

Christopher, the adult son of the victims, was taken into custody in southern Indiana. Police said OnStar deactivated the car for them and that Christopher took off running. A K-9 unit was able to track him down. After being checked for injuries, Christopher was brought back to Hamilton County and placed in jail.

13News checked his criminal history and found it includes battery with a deadly weapon in 2004, and in a 2013 case, he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

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