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November 21, 2014

Hobson City man charged in Anniston shooting death

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Lonnie Spinks

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:13 pm | Updated: 4:35 pm, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

Police on Thursday charged a Hobson City man with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of an Anniston man at about midnight Wednesday.

Lonnie Spinks, 32, is charged with shooting to death Marlin Monroe Jones, 55, of Hutto Hill Road.

According to a press release from Anniston police, there was an argument between Jones and others at a residence on the 3500 block of West 14th Street, an area known as Central City.

Jones and three others were driving away from that residence when Spinks shot into the vehicle, hitting Jones in the lower left portion of his back, according to the release.

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said Jones was pronounced dead at Regional Medical Center at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jones’s body was to be taken to a Department of Forensic Sciences laboratory in Huntsville for an autopsy, Brown said.

Jones had pleaded guilty to murder in 2008 to stabbing an 18-year-old man to death in 2004.

Jones was sentenced to 20 years. He served four of those years in prison and was to remain on probation for the remainder of his sentence.

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