Suspect in homeless shelter slaying pleads not guilty.

The man accused of killing the director of a Scott Co. homeless shelter pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and possession of firearm.

Josiah Samuel Jones

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The man accused of killing the director of a Scott Co. homeless shelter pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and possession of a firearm and was appointed a public defender.

Prosecutors said Josiah Samuel Jones shot and killed Gerald Voiles back in May. Jones fled to Alabama where he was later arrested.


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