UPDATEMan charged with murder of mother

-A A +A

Campbellsville woman found dead in Louisville

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with murdering his mother.

Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday at 4 a.m. by Louisville Metro Police.

According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead.

The citation states that she had been stabbed multiple times with a folding knife. Police said Jones had allegedly cleaned himself and changed his clothing before taking money and keys from his mother's purse and leaving Louisville for Campbellsville in her vehicle.

Court records state that Jones later surrendered himself to Campbellsville Police, who interviewed him, at which time he admitted to killing his mother.

Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Rita Taylor said Sharon Jones' official cause of death is multiple stab wounds.

According to Alicia Smiley, Louisville Metro Police spokesperson, Sharon Jones had been staying in Louisville with friends, and her son had been in and out of the home where she was staying.

Smiley said Louisville police aren't sure what led up to the incident between Jones and his mother, only that they were the only two in the home when it occurred.

After Jones left the Louisville home and fled to Campbellsville, Smiley said, Louisville police issued a bulletin for his arrest. Once they were notified he was in Campbellsville, she said, Louisville police came to arrest him and transfer him to Louisville Metro Corrections, where he is currently being held. Smiley said Jones did not resist being arrested.

Jones was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence. First-degree murder is a Class A felony, punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

He was arraigned Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in Jefferson County District Court. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 10.

As of Tuesday, the Jefferson County District Court's office had Jones' bond listed as $250,000 cash.

According to the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office, Jones has previously pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, fourth-degree assault, possession of alcoholic beverages and possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor. He also pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his probation.

Obituary information for Sharon Jones was also not available as of press time. Cowherd & Parrot Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of arrangements.

- Staff Writer Calen McKinney can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 235 or by e-mail at reporter@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.