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Report: Jailed Indiana homicide suspect stayed at Paw Paw resort

August 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports an Indiana man wanted for the Saturday killing of the woman he lived with remained jailed Wednesday, one day after he spent time at the Avalon Resort in Paw Paw, West Virginia.

It was early Tuesday afternoon when Allegany County law enforcement posted patrol units throughout the area after a police lookout indicated Cory Jones could possibly be traveling to Cumberland via state Route 51 from Morgan County.

Jones, 43, was arrested later Tuesday at the Pikeside Bowling Plaza near Martinsburg, West Virginia, by a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Avalon Resort utilized its Facebook page Wednesday to commend its employees who “provided crucial assistance to law enforcement in the apprehension” of Jones, according to the post.

"Without their bravery and quick thinking, this man may have continued to elude justice," read the post from the clothing optional resort that was the site of a Dec. 31, 2019, fire that destroyed part of its lodge.

Jones was wanted in the shooting death of Shanna Jones, 47.

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