Padyuch Murder Suspect Turns Himself into Police

The search is over for a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in Paducah. Paducah Police said 25-year-old Areion T. Jones turned himself into their custody just before 1 p.m. on Sunday; August 22.He was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail on murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and parole violation charges. Jones is accused of shooting 26-year-old Justin Crabtree on Thursday morning, July 22 outside his home on the 100 block of North 12th Street. Crabtree was taken to an area hospital, and then transferred to a Nashville hospital. Police say he died there on Thursday afternoon. Detectives learned there was an argument between Crabtree and two others behind a home on North 13th Street. They said Crabtree returned to his home and was shot a short time later as he stood outside. Police identified Jones as the shooter and began their search for him. In hopes of finding Jones, West Kentucky Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Police said Jones was convicted of second-degree robbery, a felony, in 2016 in McCracken County and cannot be in possession of a firearm.



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