Man sentenced in Midland murder case


MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – One man has been sentenced in a murder that occurred last year in Midland.

According to the Midland County District Attorney’s Office, Creed Jones, pleaded guilty to all charges on Monday and he was found guilty of murder Wednesday.

Jones had been accused in the shooting of Jordon Baker. Jones was 16-years-old at the time of the shooting. Two others were also arrested in the case and are currently awaiting trial.

The DA’s office said Friday that Jones and Baker had gotten into an argument back on June 20, 2018.

Jones’ mother is then accused of handing him a gun and telling him to shoot Baker, according to the release from the DA’s office.

Several hours later, investigators arrived at the home with a search warrant.

Inside the home, investigators forced a bedroom door open and found the body of Baker underneath clothing and other objects, the affidavit reads. 
The DA’s office then says Jones was found at a friend’s home overdosing on methamphetamine.

Jones has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder charge and five years for tampering with a corpse and three years for tampering with evidence, the release reads.

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