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Fatal stabbing in Hyder Mountain community of Haywood County

Jody Vance Jones
Jody Vance Jones

At 10 am Tuesday February 18, 2020, Haywood County Deputies responded to a residence on Long Branch Road in the Hyder Mountain community in reference to an emergency stabbing. 

Sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical services responded to the call.

Upon law enforcement’s arrival, deputies learned one man was injured (stab wounds) another was deceased and the perpetrator was still inside the residence. The man with injuries was transported to the hospital.

The suspect initially refused to exit the house. Shortly after deputies used verbal de-escalation measures, the suspect exited the house and was arrested without incident.

Jody Vance Jones, 26, of Clyde, has been charged with Felony murder and Felony attempted first degree murder.

Jody was charged with felony murder of his father, Marion Jones and Felony attempted murder of his brother, Hunter Jones.

There is no bond at this time.

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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