Fourth Man Arrested in White Supremacist Murder in Tennessee
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – The fourth man wanted in connection with the murder of a Franklin County man has been located and and arrested in Lea County, New Mexico.
David Gordon Jenkins has been arrested and is being held in connection with the first degree murder of Corey N. Matthews.
Matthews’ body was discovered on March 24 in a corn field across from the Jackson Cemetery in Cowan. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office determined through the investigation that Matthews was murdered in connection to the Aryan Nation and other white supremacist activity.
Another man was arrested in Florida in connection with Matthews’ murder in April. Coty Keith Holmes, of Hillsboro, was arrested in Fort Walton, Florida.
Two other suspects are in custody for Corey Matthews’ murder, 39-year-old Todd E. Dalton and 26-year-old John Cory Lanier.
Investigators say at least one of the suspects is a member of another white supremacist organization, Aryan Brotherhood. Investigators believe the men had a meeting that ended in Matthews’ death.
“I’m sure within this organization they felt like he stepped out of the bounds of something, of one of their beliefs,” Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller said.
Deputies interviewed nearly 100 people after Matthews’ death, leading them to identify the four suspects.