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Newton County man arrested for murder

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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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