Suspected shooter of food pantry director expected in court

The man suspected in the killing of a Scott Co. food pantry director is expected to appear in court Wednesday.

Josiah Samuel Jones

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The man suspected in the killing of a Scott Co. food pantry director is expected to appear in court Wednesday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says witnesses saw 29-year-old Josiah Jones shoot Scott Co. Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry Director Jerry Voiles several times back in May.

Jones was arrested later that night by Alabama State Police near the state line during a routine traffic stop.

The shelter closed for three days after the shooting, but reopened and selected a new director.

Jones faces charges of first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


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