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The U.S. Marshals Service has increased the reward for information leading to the arrest or capture of David Gordon Jenkins by $2,500. The total reward for Jenkins now stands at $5,000, after he was put on the state's most wanted list on April 10, 2013.

Jenkins, 46, whose last known address 3554 Asbury Road, Manchester, is wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathaniel Matthews. 

Matthews was found beaten to death in a corn field near the Jackson Cemetery in Cowan on March 24, 2013 after his family reported him missing.

Investigators believe Matthews' was targeted by four men because of his affiliation with the Aryan Nation. Three are in custody charged with murder; Jenkins is the last remaining fugitive.

Jenkins's physical description is:

  • White male with brown hair and brown eyes.
  • 5'10" and weighs approximately 185 lbs. 
  • Numerous tattoos on his arms, left shoulder, chest, back and thighs, as well as numerous scars.

Jenkins criminal history dates back to 1985 and includes assault, drug trafficking, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, robbery, escape, writing bad checks, DUI and traffic violations.


Jenkins should be considered armed and dangerous and approached with extreme caution.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Gordon Jenkins is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest or capture.

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