Suspect Arrested in Holden Murder Case
A 39-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with 1st degree murder in Johnson County.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff's office, located in Centerview, Jason Michael Jones was taken into custody and booked at 2:12 p.m. Jan. 18.
On Sunday, he was charged with 1st degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Holden that reportedly occurred in the 700 block of South Market Street by the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office.
He was also charged with armed criminal action, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 1st degree burglary, 2nd degree murder, 1st degree domestic assault, 1st degree assault, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, with no bond.
The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. the sheriff's office said. The victim, 41-year-old Robert W. Horton of Holden, was found deceased from a gunshot wound at the scene. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle with the alleged murder weapon
Several witnesses were interviewed, and a search for the suspect began. A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper later located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Jones, of Kansas City, Kansas, was taken then into custody.
Johnson County Sheriff Scott Munsterman thanked all the agencies involved in the investigation.
"This is a great example of how teamwork throughout agencies is an essential tool when investigating crimes of this nature and capturing those responsible," he said in a press release. "The Sheriff's Office sends our condolences to all involved and to the victim's family, friends and loved ones.