Murder Suspect Returned To
S. Jones, 29, of Helenwood, the lone suspect in the shooting and death of
58-year-old Jerry Voiles at the Scott County Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry
in the Capital Hill community on Tuesday morning, was returned to Tennessee on
Thursday. Detective Tommy Silcox of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and an Agent
from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reportedly transported Jones from
the Cleburne County Jail in
Jones is accused of walking into the Scott County Homeless Shelter shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday and firing a single blast from a shotgun that struck Voiles in the upper torso-killing him almost instantly.
the shooting, Jones reportedly fled the scene in a white Ford pickup owned by
Eunice P. Neal of Helenwood. According
to the arrest warrant, Jones drove from the shelter to his father’s home in
Helenwood, where he ditched the truck and the shotgun allegedly used in the
shooting. Jones then got into another
truck with his father, identified as Gary Jones, and left the residence. The pair was reportedly on I-75 near Exit 122,
when law enforcement official reportedly contacted the elder Jones by phone,
requesting him to return to
Jones, who has a criminal history dating back to 2002, reportedly had taken anger management classes about two years ago. Voiles was reportedly the instructor of those classes, and, as result, authorities speculate he disliked Voiles because of them.
Jones has been charged with first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In the warrant, authorities assert Jones’ action was premeditated and deliberate. His bond has been set at $1 million.
is scheduled to be arraigned in