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Suspect arrested in connection with Ripley man's murder

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Shunn Marques Jones (Source: TBI) Shunn Marques Jones (Source: TBI)
Courtney Johnson was found dead in Ripley, TN Courtney Johnson was found dead in Ripley, TN

(WMC-TV) – A 19-year-old man is facing charges in connection to the murder of a Ripley man last week.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged Shunn Marques Jones, 19, of Ripley with first degree murder.

Courtney Denzel Johnson, 24, was found dead Friday in a yard on Gabrielle Cove.

Investigators say during the course of the investigation they determined the Johnson and the suspect, Jones, were acquaintances.

Jones has been booked into the Lauderdale County Justice Complex. It is possible that he could face additional charges.

According to family members, Johnson was the father of a 3-year-old boy.  

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