Police Again Focus On ‘07 Murder
Published 12:00 am Monday, November 28, 2011
By Mike Barnhardt
Family members and friends expected his actions that night on Nov. 4, 2007.
An armed man was threatening James Michael Jones and his friends as Sagebrush restaurant on US 601 North at I-40 was closing.
Jones intervened. And he was shot to death at point-blank range. “A cold blooded homicide,” investigators said.
Family members said that Jones couldn’t have lived with himself had he not tried to do something. His heroic deed cost him his life.
The suspect, however, is still on the run. It is the only unsolved murder in Mocksville and detectives are re-opening the case, interviewing witnesses again, hoping to find that one piece of evidence that will lead to the killer.
Detective Jerry Medlin is leading the newest investigation, with support from Major Ken Hunter. At least $10,000 in reward money is offered for information that leads to the conviction of the killer.
“It basically involves the task of starting the investigation over,” Hunter said. “Investigations such as this are extremely difficult … especially with very little physical evidence.”
Hunter said that someone knows something important and may not know it. Any information could be helpful …