A Joplin man is under arrest for murdering his father.  Police arrested Dustin Fanning, 29, after family members found his father, Harold Fanning, 78, dead from apparent blunt trauma to the head. Police arrested Dustin Famming for the crime Monday evening. 

"The investigation is still continuing as far as a motive I’m not sure of that at this point," said Joplin Police Lt. Brian Lewis.

An autopsy for the Harold Fanning is scheduled for Wednesday.  Dustin Fanning is awaiting formal charges.