Suspect in North Glenstone motel shooting identified

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Prosecutors charged 43-year-old Troy Jones with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a firearm, and resisting arrest in a Springfield death.

Jones was arrested Friday, Nov. 20, in a homicide at a motel on North Glenstone. Authorities identified the victim of the shooting as Billy G. Glass.

Springfield Police officers responded to the motel at 7:51 a.m. on Nov. 20.

Upon arrival, police found Glass with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to a witness, Glass had taken Jones to his motel room. Approximately five minutes later, both individuals broke out in an argument outside the room on the balcony.

After seeing Glass reportedly approach Jones in an agressive manner, the witness says they heard a gunshot and saw Glass’ body fall.

At 11:17 a.m., police recieved a call from 1472 E. Kearney Street, a White Oak gas station, reporting a sighting of Jones in a truck. Two officers responded, and upon arrival Jones ran, but was tackled by one of the officers. The probably cause statement says officers also found a gun where Jones was seated in the truck.

Jones was then taken into custody and interviewed.

He has a previous felony charge of receiving stolen property in 2018, and had a parole violation warrant at the time of his arrest.

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