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Two men wanted for Middle Tennessee murder tied to white supremacist groups

Staff Reports • Apr 10, 2013 at 4:56 PM

NASHVILLE –– Two men were added to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list in connection with a Franklin County murder investigation, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation news release.

According to the release, David Gordon Jenkins, 46, Manchester, and Coty Keith Holmes, 25, Hillsboro, are each wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI on one count of first-degree murder and one count of felony murder.

Todd Eugene Dalton, 39 and John Corey Lanier, 26, both of Manchester, were arrested earlier this week on the same charges and were being held in the Franklin County jail without bond.

According to the release, Jenkins, Holmes, Dalton and Lanier were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Monday for beating Corey Nathanial Matthews, 26, to death. Matthews was reportedly found in a corn field across from the Jackson Cemetery in Cowan on March 24, after being reported missing by his family.

Matthews suffered blunt trauma to his head and face and investigators believe he was targeted because of his affiliation with the Aryan Nation.

According to the release, the four suspects, all from Coffee County, are reportedly affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood and Aryan Nation.

Jenkins is 5-feet, 10-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing around 185 pounds. He reportedly has numerous tattoos on his arms, left shoulder, chest, back and thighs, as well as has numerous scars.

According to the release, Jenkins has a criminal history dating back to 1985, which includes assault, drug trafficking, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, robbery, escape, writing bad check, DUI and traffic violations.

Holmes is a 6-feet, 1-inch tall with brown hair and blue eyes, weighing around 180 pounds. He reportedly has tattoos on both arms and a scar on his left forearm. His criminal history includes possession of marijuana.

According to the TBI release, Jenkins and Holmes are considered armed and dangerous and should be approached with extreme caution, and anyone with information on their whereabouts can call TBI at 1-800-824-3463.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Jenkins and Holmes’ arrests.

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