Newton County man arrested for murder

Timothy Jeane, 27, of Newton, is charged with murder in the Thursday night shooting of Darren Jenkins.

Two others are in custody.  Charges have not yet been filed against them.

A spokesperson for the Newton County Sheriff's Office said Jenkins, was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital around 11 p.m. Thursday.  He was pronounced dead around 6 a.m. Friday.

12News has learned that the shooting happened in the Pine Grove community. Detectives have not yet released a motive for the shooting.

The Sheriff's Office spokesperson said no further information will be available until Monday.

Timothy Jeane is currently being held in the Newton County Jail.


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