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Joiner indicted for second-degree murder

by Minden Press-Herald



A Webster Parish grand jury indicted a Sibley man on a second-degree murder charge Monday.

Jon Connor Joiner, 22, is accused of beating his father, 57-year-old Billy Jack Joiner Jr., to death with a baseball bat at his Sibley home.

On May 13, Sibley Police found Billy Joiner’s dead body at his Frazier Road home while responding to a call of a loose donkey.

At the time of the murder, Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said that the Sibley officer knocked on Billy Joiner’s door to notify him that his donkey was loose, but did not receive a response, but the officer could see a portion of his body on the floor.

The officer then pushed the door open and discovered Billy Joiner’s body laying on the floor. Sexton went on to say that the cause of death appeared to blunt force trauma.

Sexton said the homicide stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two.

Detectives with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s office arrested Jon Joiner on second-degree murder charges hours later in Bossier City. He was already behind bars in Bossier Parish after Bossier City Police stopped him on a traffic violation and took him into custody for warrants out of Caddo Parish.

Sexton said during questioning, Jon Joiner admitted to detectives to killing his father.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Lane Pittard is prosecuting the case. Jon Joiner is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 29 with a trial expected for early 2017.

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