jones capturedUPDATE: BELTON, Ky. (11/5/17) —The man allegedly involved in the murder of a Muhlenberg County man and went on the run yesterday has been captured.

Kentucky State Poilce said a tip led detectives to Riverside Road in Rumsey, where the man was held up inside a camping trailer set up on private property.

Police said when contact was made with 59-year-old Rickie Jones, he voluntarily exited the camper and was detained without incident.

Jones was charged with murder and is being held in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.

Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department assisted KSP.

Rita Dukes Smith

 

UPDATE: BELTON, Ky. (11/4/17) — Kentucky State Police say Rickie Jones was last seen purchasing items from the Even Steven Convenience Store in Daviess County. He is possibly traveling in a tan or gold Toyota Camry.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BELTON, Ky. (11/4/17) — Police are searching for a 59-year-old man wanted in connection with a man found dead in the front yard of his residence near Belton this morning.

Kentucky State Police said somewhere between 9 p.m. last night and 7 a.m. today, 37-year-old Tony Faith was killed. Police say Faith had been in a verbal altercation last night with his neighbor Rickie Jones. After the altercation, Faith’s wife told police she went to bed and last saw her husband headed back outside to confront Jones again.

Police say his wife found her husband dead in their front yard this morning and called for help. Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department notified KSP at 7:25 a.m. about the a homicide at the 557 Kentucky 2270 East residence.

Authorities are searching for Jones, who is described as being a white male, 6’6” tall weighing 300 pounds, has gray hair and blue eyes and also has a history of mental illness.

Anyone with any information on Jones’s whereabouts are asked to call Kentucky State Police at 270-676-3313. Jones is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

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