Trial For 2nd Degree Murder Suspect Scheduled For July 10th

Judge Matthew Phillip Hamner has set aside five days for the the trial of 32-year-old Jordan Jones of Macks Creek. Jones is accused of killing his roommate, 43-year-old Michael Varney, in August of this year and was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Witnesses told authorities that Jones and Varney had been involved in a volatile argument earlier that day. Jones allegedly ran over Varney with his pickup truck that evening, resulting in his death.

Jones initially fled the scene but was arrested several days later in Laclede County.

His trial is scheduled to begin July 10th, and a pre-trial conference is set for April 4th.