MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The TBI announced Thursday a suspect has been charged for the murder of a Covington, Tennessee teen reported missing earlier this week.
James Jones, Jr., 19, was reported missing on Tuesday, September 25, last seen at a Covington Walmart around 6 a.m. His family says Junior was going to Mason, which is about 13 miles south of that Walmart, to see some friends and his girlfriend. He never made it that night.
Tipton County Sheriff's deputies later found his car abandoned less than 10 miles away from the Walmart on Highway 179 with blood inside. Deputies found the teen's body off a rural county road around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
At the request of the Attorney General, the TBI took over the investigation and arrested 21-year-old Daniel Farrow overnight. Farrow is charged with First Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence, Abuse of a Corpse and two counts Theft of Property.
Investigators say Farrow shot Jones in the head the night of September 25, placed his body in the passenger seat of Jones's vehicle and disposed of the body. Farrow then abandoned the car and threw the gun in a field behind his residence.
Daniel Farrow, who is distantly related to Jones, is being held at the Tipton County Jail.