Trenton Man Charged in Grundy Co. Murder

| July 7, 2013
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Jameson Read

Police in Trenton have arrested a 24-year-old on murder charges after a body was found on Saturday. According to a press release, Jameson Read, of Trenton, is being charged with second degree murder in the death of John Vincell, 54, also of Trenton. Police allege Read shot Vincell several times Friday evening. He then reportedly placed the victim in a car where he dumped both the vehicle and Vincell’s body in a pond on a farm in Sullivan County. Read is being held without bond in the Grundy County Jail.

Press Release from the Trenton Police Department

Chief Tommy Wright of the Trenton Police Department advises that Jameson Read, W/M 24 years old, Trenton, has been charged with Second Degree Murder for the death of John Vencill, W/M 54 years of age, of Trenton.

Members of the Trenton Police Department began investigating a missing person’s incident during the evening hours of Friday, July 5th, 2013. During the course of the investigation, Police were able to determine that Read, a business associate of the victim, shot Vencill several times while the two were at Read’s home in the 2300 block of Speedway, Trenton. Wright advised that Read then placed Vincell into the victim’s vehicle, drove to a remote portion of Sullivan County, and dumped the vehicle and victim into a farm pond.

Wright advises that on July 6th, 2013, they recovered a partially submerged motor vehicle in a pond in Sullivan County. The motor vehicle contained the body of a John Vencill.

Read is currently in custody at the Grundy County Jail on a Grundy County warrant for Murder 2nd Degree and has no bond.

A second subject who was arrested on July 6th has been released and is not suspected to have participated in the homicide.

The investigation continues. No further information to be released.

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