Reward increased for man sought in cornfield slaying

Reward increased for man sought in cornfield slaying

May 1st, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

David Jenkins

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has increased the reward for the remaining fugitive wanted in the March 2013 cornfield killing of a Franklin County man, according to a news release.

The reward for information leading to the arrest of David Gordon Jenkins is now $2,500.

Jenkins, 46, last was known to live at 3554 Asbury Road in Manchester, Tenn. He is wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the TBI on one count of first-degree murder and one count of felony murder in the beating death of Corey Nathaniel Matthews, 26.

Authorities have received a number of out-of-state tips as to Jenkins' whereabouts, but the search now is being concentrated in Tennessee and Kentucky, the release states.

Jenkins, a white male, has brown hair and eyes. He is 5'10" and weights about 185 pounds.

Anyone with information on Jenkins' whereabouts is asked to call the TBI at 1-800-824-3463.

He should be considered armed and dangerous and approached with caution.