TBI Arrests Suspect in Grisly Coffee County Murder

Apr 12, 2013

Jimmy Byron Jones, Jr., 51, of Morrison, Tenn. was arrested last night and charged with first degree murder for the death of 58-year-old Connie Lou Godsey Brown.
Credit TBI

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for the death of McMinnville woman whose body was found shot and burned near cave in Coffee County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday morning that they have charged 51 year-old Jimmy Byron Jones, Jr. of Morrison, Tennessee with first degree murder in the death of 58 year-old Connie Lou Godsey Brown.

Brown’s burned body was found in early march near the Summitville Cave in Coffee County. An autopsy revealed she’d been shot in the chest.

Jones is a convicted sex offender. Investigators learned that he was at the crime scene on two occasions by recalling the record of his movements as recorded by a GPS tracking device he was wearing in connection with a previous offense.

Police say Jones admitted killing Brown under questioning.

Jones is being held in the Coffee County Jail on a $2 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 22.