Covington Man Charged with Murder of Teen
COVINGTON, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Covington man with murder and several other charges the body of a teen was found in Tipton County, Thursday.
According to a news release from the TBI, Daniel Farrow, 21, was arrested and charged overnight with one count of first degree felony murder, one count of tampering with evidence, one count of abuse of a corpse, and two counts of theft of property.
Wednesday morning, TBI investigators responded to a scene located in the 6400-block of Highway 179 in Tipton County where the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office discovered an abandoned vehicle containing evidence of a violent crime.
Authorities determined that the vehicle belonged to 19-year-old James Jones Jr. who had been reported missing Tuesday night.
Investigators believe that Farrow shot Jones in the head the evening of September 25, 2012, put his body in the passenger side of Jones’ vehicle, disposed of Jones body in a field on the side of a road, then abandoned his car.
Farrow then allegedly disposed of the gun in a field behind his residence. The victim’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy.
TBI investigated the murder at the request of the 25th Judicial District Attorney General’s office and conferred with the District Attorney on the appropriate charges.
Farrow is being held in the Tipton County Jail.