MADISONVILLE-One person has pled guilty
in the 2011 death of Tony Presley, but it will be October before he
Nicholas Dean Jones pled guilty to
several charges in the death of Presley, but an expected day long
sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 21. He pled to charges of
complicity to commit second-degree murder, abuse of a corpse, two
counts of destruction of evidence and theft over $10,000.
Jones is one of four defendants in the
case. John Tyler Brown and Brandy Elizabeth Ann Wiseman were charged
also charged in the alleged killing, along with Cheryl Rebecca
Norwood. They are still awaiting their own court dates.
Brown, Clarkesville, Ga., was a
juvenile at the time of the killing, but will be tried as an adult.
He is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, facilitation to commit first-degree murder, accessory
after fact to first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with
evidence and arson. He has a trial date set for Sept. 18.
Wiseman is charged with conspiracy to
commit first-degree murder, facilitation to commit first-degree
murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, arson, theft over $10,000 and illegal possession of debit/credit cards. However, the
court has ruled she can't be tried until the others are convicted.
She has a status hearing set for Sept. 16.
It was on April 10, 2011, Monroe County
Detective Travis Jones said Norwood, in an attempt to get rid of any
evidence of the killing, burned Presley's house down. She then
reportedly left the state in a Mustang that didn’t belong to her.
See full story in the Wednesday, Aug. 21, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.