UPDATE: Arrest Made in Georgene Road Homicide Investigation

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Georgene Road Homicide Investigation


Camdenton, MO, 09-02-22 - Late Thursday night, 09-01-22, Camden County Sheriff's Deputies received word from the Laclede County Sheriff's Office that they had Jordan F Jones in custody.  Jones is wanted by the Camden County Sheriff's Office for the Tuesday night homicide of 43-year-old Michael S Varney at his home north of Camdenton.


Camden County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Laclede County where Jones was turned over into our custody.  Jones' vehicle, the late 1990s teal Chevrolet pickup truck, was also impounded at that time.  Jones is in custody now at the Camden County Adult Detention Facility awaiting formal charges from the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.


We would like to thank our partners at the Laclede County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in capturing Jones and the public for all the information provided during this investigation.


Man Wanted in Homicide Investigation North of Camdenton


Camdenton, MO, 09-01-22 - Late Tuesday night, 08-30-22, Camden County Communications Officers received a 911 call from a woman claiming her boyfriend had been hit by a car in their driveway on Georgene Road, north of Camdenton.

Upon arrival, Camden County sheriff's deputies discovered 43-year-old Michael S Varney deceased on the front porch of his house. During their investigation deputies and detectives determined Varney was killed as a result of being struck with a vehicle.  The investigation also revealed Varney had been in an argument earlier in the day with a roommate. Eyewitness accounts describe the argument as volatile. Witnesses on scene describe a vehicle striking Varney on the front porch of the residence and then fleeing the scene.


The Camden County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspect in this case identified as Jordan Fitzgerald Jones, 32, of Camdenton. Jones is known to frequent Camdenton, Macks Creek, and Lebanon and has ties throughout the lake area. Jones could be driving a late 1990s green or teal extended cab Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck may have recent front-end damage from the incident on Georgene Road.


Jones has an active warrant for absconding issued by the Department of Probation and Parole.


Anyone with information concerning Jones whereabouts should contact the Camden County Detective Bureau at 573-346-2243.


A reminder that these charges are merely allegations of wrongdoing. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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