NEWTON COUNTY – A Newton County pastor is out on bond after family members say he shot and killed his nephew outside his church over the weekend.
The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Belgrade Baptist Church in the 4400 of FM 1416 near Kirbybille in Newton County.
According to a news release issued by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, when deputies arrived at the church they found Curtis Paul Jones, 34, of Bon Wier, dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators say they determined he had been shot by Luther Jones, 64. Luther Jones, who is pastor at the church, was taken to the Newton County Sheriff's Office and charged with murder.
Paul Jones is a nephew of Luther Jones.
Another man at the church, not identified by authorities, was arrested on a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution.
Family members say the second person arrested is the pastor's son and that he was trying to hide the gun. This has not been confirmed by authorities.
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