published Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Reward increased for man sought in cornfield slaying

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.

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