Man accused of murdering father, injuring brother in stabbing in Haywood Co.

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Jody Jones – Haywood County Sheriff’s Office

HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – Haywood County Sheriff’s Office officials said a man faces murder and attempted murder charges following a deadly stabbing incident that happened Tuesday morning in the Hyder Mountain community.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies were called to a home on Long Branch Road in regard to an emergency stabbing.

When deputies and EMS crews arrived on-scene, they learned that one man was injured with stab wounds, another was found dead and another person, identified as the alleged suspect, was still inside the home.

The man suffering from stab wounds was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

According to the release, the suspect — Jody Vance Jones, 26, of Clyde, N.C. — initially refused to come out of the home, but later came out and was arrested.

He was charged with felony murder and felony attempted first-degree murder.

The man killed was identified as Marion Jones, Jody Jones’ father, and the man injured in the stabbing incident was identified as Hunter Jones, Jody Jones’ brother.

We’ll continue to update this story with more information as it is released.

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