Crimetracker: TBI increases reward for murder suspect

Nashville, Tenn.(WVLT)– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today increased the reward for the remaining at large fugitive wanted for the murder of a Franklin County man in March 2013. Information leading to the arrest of David Gordon Jenkins now stands at $2,500.

Jenkins, 46, last known address is 3554 Asbury Road in Manchester. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says he beat 26-year-old Corey Nathaniel Matthews to death.

Matthews’ body was found in a corn field across from the Jackson Cemetery in Cowan on March 24 after his family reported him missing.

Investigators believe Matthews’ was targeted because of his affiliation with the Aryan Nation.

Jenkins was put on the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list on April 10, and has not been found yet.

Jenkins is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’10” and weighs approximately 185 lbs. He has numerous tattoos on his arms, left shoulder, chest, back and thighs, as well as numerous scars.

Jenkins criminal history dates back to 1985 and includes assault, drug trafficking, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, robbery, escape, writing bad checks, DUI and traffic violations.

Jenkins should be considered armed and dangerous and approached with extreme caution.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Gordon Jenkins is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $2,500 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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