The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation removed a wanted fugitive from the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list today after the U.S. Marshals Service captured him in Ft. Walton, Florida this afternoon.
Coty Keith Holmes, of 197 Rhoads Lane, Hillsboro, was wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathanial Matthews. Matthews’ body was found in a corn field across from the Jackson Cemetery in Cowan on March 24, 2013 after his family reported him missing. Two other suspects are currently in custody for the same crime. Holmes is awaiting extradition.
The last suspect to remain at large in this case is David Gordon Jenkins, 46, of 3554 Asbury Road, Manchester. He is also wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder. Jenkins is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’10” and weighs approximately 185 lbs. He has numerous tattoos on his arms, left shoulder, chest, back and thighs, as well as numerous scars. Jenkins criminal history dates back to 1985 and includes assault, drug trafficking, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, robbery, escape, writing bad checks, DUI and traffic violations.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Gordon Jenkins is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.