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Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation




Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff



January 7, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 7, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Eric Ray Jones, W/M 32yoa, for Murder on January 5, 2018. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Friday January 5, 2018 by a family member of Anthony Ray Jones, W/M 55yoa, to report that he had not been seen since December 19th, 2017 when there had been an altercation between him and his son Eric Ray Jones. During the course of reporting Eric Ray Jones was observed driving and stopped by Deputies. Eric Ray Jones was detained on warrants not related to this incident and transported to Criminal Investigations Division. During interviews with Criminal Investigators Eric Ray Jones admitted to killing his Father Anthony Ray Jones. A search warrant was obtained and executed at 951 Scott Branch Road. Evidence related to the incident was collected and Anthony Ray Jones’ body was recovered from the Paint Rock River adjacent to 951 Scott Branch Road with assistance from the Madison County Rescue Squad. Eric Ray Jones was booked into The Madison County Metro Jail where he remains on a 76,000.00 bond as of this Press Release. Additional information on Eric Ray Jones may be obtained on Jail View. No additional information is available for release at this time.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or