Affidavit: Protective Order Was Filed Against Shawnee Murder Victim By His Wife


Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 5:58 pm
By: News 9


The city of Shawnee is dealing with its second homicide of the year.

Police say 22-year-old Joseph Neay has been arrested, accused of murder and arson in the death of his stepfather, Marty Jones. Court records show he confessed to the crime.

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According to the police affidavit, Neay admitted to stabbing his stepfather with a knife during a recorded police interview.

The affidavit also reveals Neay's mother recently filed a police report against her husband for domestic abuse, as well as a VPO.

On Friday, Shawnee police were called out to a home on 11th street, after firefighters found the dead body of 43-year-old Marty Jones inside. Fire Crews were responding to a fire call after a postal worker spotted smoke coming from the home.

Shortly after, police went to an apartment near Philadelphia and 11th Street. Court papers reveal they found blood on the banister. Jones' stepson, Joseph Neay, was inside.

Police also searched a nearby creek by the railroad tracks, and found the knife Neay reportedly used in the killing of his stepfather.

Court papers reveal Neay confronted Jones after his mother filed a police report, claiming Jones had battered her.

In the victim's protective order dated October 29, Jennifer Jones writes, "he choked me with his cane across my neck while lying on the bed" and "threatened to kill me if I were to leave him at any point."

She also alleges that he "held an object she though was a rock in his fist," and threatened to "bash her brains out."

Marty Jones was never arrested for any domestic abuse charges. Jennifer Jones is currently out of state.

Joseph Neay is being held without bond in the county jail. Formal charges against Neay are pending.