A manslaughter charge has been filed in 3rd Circuit Court against Robert E. Eliason in connection with the shooting death of his son on July 5.

Eliason, 58, 611 W. First South, is charged with fatally shooting Michael Eliason, who reportedly was trying to break up a confrontation between the elder Eliason and another son, Billy.The complaint alleges that Eliason shot Michael following an earlier confrontation with Billy.

Police had reported that Billy apparently shoved his father to the floor inside the house and then went outside with Michael.

The complaint says that Eliason approached the two sons on the front lawn of the home and fired several shots, one of which struck Michael, 33, Mt. Pleasant.

A warrant for Eliason's arrest was issued following the filing of charges.