Union County man charged with criminal homicide after wife found dead


HEISKELL, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe is underway after a Union County man was arrested in the death of his wife.

Union County deputies were called to a home along Raccoon Valley Road for a report of a deceased woman and a naked man in a tree at 8 a.m. Thursday.

When deputies arrived, they found 39-year-old Jason Jones standing naked in the doorway of the home and took him into custody without incident.

Deputies later discovered the body of 37-year-old Panzie Jones, who appeared to have died from blunt force trauma injuries.

Jones has been charged with criminal homicide. He’s currently being held on a $1 million dollar bond.


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