Muhlenberg Co. murder suspect pleads not guilty - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Muhlenberg Co. murder suspect pleads not guilty

Rickie Jones, 59 (Source: Muhlenberg Co. Jail) Rickie Jones, 59 (Source: Muhlenberg Co. Jail)
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -

We are learning new information about the man accused in a weekend Muhlenberg County murder.

Around 7 o'clock Saturday morning, investigators were called to a home along State Route 2270 East. They found 37-year-old Tony Faith lying dead in his front yard.

"I was like there's no way," suspect Rickie Jones' sister, Peggy Eaves, said.

59-year-old Rickie Jones was living right next door the Faith family. Peggy lives right down the road from both.

"He might've hurt the guy, but he would not have killed the guy," Eaves explained. 

Investigators say Jones and Faith had been shouting at each other. After that, Faith's wife says she went to bed. She told investigators she last saw her husband walking back outside their home to confront Jones again.

"I don't know. I can't say my feelings. At that time, I was shocked - almost like I didn't have any feelings like I didn't know what to think," Eaves thought.

Kentucky State Police say Jones went on the run and was caught on surveillance cameras at a convenience store in Daviess County, then arrested at a campsite in Rumsey after a tip from the public.

[PREVIOUS: Suspect accused of killing Muhlenberg Co. man found]

Monday, Jones pleaded not guilty to murder in court.

"I'm going to back him up with everything I've got in me. I mean, there's been things I might not would and not just because it's a murder case because my brother is innocent on this one and I feel it just as deep as it can go," Eaves told 14 News.

Jones declined to talk to us from jail. He told the jailer he only wanted to talk to his attorney and that this is a self-defense case.

Jones is due back in the court on November 13th.

Copyright 2017 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Gibson Co. sheriff orders mandatory evacuation

    Gibson Co. sheriff orders mandatory evacuation

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:53:31 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    We have breaking news out of Gibson County. 

    More >>

    We have breaking news out of Gibson County. 

    More >>
  • Questions rise as adult prom is canceled

    Questions rise as adult prom is canceled

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:38:05 GMT
    (Source: The Adult Prom Evansville 2018 "Remember the Time" Facebook)(Source: The Adult Prom Evansville 2018 "Remember the Time" Facebook)

    We are looking into an event that was canceled last minute this weekend leaving many with unanswered questions.  According to the Facebook Page "Evansville Events" an event called "The Adult Prom Evansville 2018, Remember the Time," was canceled on the day of the event.  The prom was supposed to be held at the Ramada Inn in Henderson on Saturday at 8 p.m.  The events page says tickets were $75 per couple and proceeds were to benefit the Evansville...

    More >>

    We are looking into an event that was canceled last minute this weekend leaving many with unanswered questions.  According to the Facebook Page "Evansville Events" an event called "The Adult Prom Evansville 2018, Remember the Time," was canceled on the day of the event.  The prom was supposed to be held at the Ramada Inn in Henderson on Saturday at 8 p.m.  The events page says tickets were $75 per couple and proceeds were to benefit the Evansville...

    More >>
  • Members of LGBTQ community come together for Evansville Pride March

    Members of LGBTQ community come together for Evansville Pride March

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:47:07 GMT
    Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)
    Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)Marchers and supporters alike lit up Haynes Corner with rainbows this afternoon to make a proud declaration (WFIE)

    Members of the LGBTQ community came together for the first Evansville Pride March.

    More >>

    Members of the LGBTQ community came together for the first Evansville Pride March.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly