HUNTSVILLE — The man accused of murdering Scott County Homeless Shelter director Jerry Voiles was indicted last week by a grand jury.
Josiah Jones, 30, of Helenwood, was among 10 indictments handed down by the grand jury in its first session of 2013 at the Scott County Justice Center Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Jones was indicted on charges of first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Authorities claim that Jones walked into the homeless shelter — located in the old Capital Hill School building in the Annadell community — and shot Voiles with a shotgun.
Jones is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Feb. 19, the first day Criminal Court will convene in Scott County in 2013.
Jones, who remains held without bond and is being represented by the public defender’s office, was apprehended by authorities in eastern Alabama after fleeing the state. A court-mandated mental evaluation initially determined him unfit to stand trial before later deeming him capable of facing the charges against him.
Among those testifying at last week’s grand jury session were Scott County Sheriff’s Department Detective Tommy Silcox and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jerry Spoon.
With the indictment, the Jones case becomes the third murder case currently working its way through the criminal court system locally.
Gregory Potter is scheduled to go to trial later this year for the October 2010 death of Chris Marcum. Steven C. Sexton awaits trial in the death of Robert Letner, which also occurred in 2010.