Cameron ‘Lion’ Jones, the man accused of shooting 55-year-old John Honeycutt, appeared in court on Friday. Jones told the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office investigators that he fired a gun into the floor of a house to scare the victim and was not aware that Honeycutt had been shot. After Jones found out that the victim died of a gunshot wound to the chest, he told investigators that he did not actually point the gun at Honeycutt and did not remember shooting him.
On January 14th, investigators received information that led them to Honeycutt’s wallet, which was found in a wooded area in Star City. The wallet contained an Arkansas license, a social security card, and a debit Mastercard all issued to John Honeycutt. The person who provided this information also said that Jones had been in the vehicle that belonged to Honeycutt. Investigators were also told that Jones attempted to sell a silver .38-special revolver to a Star City resident. The resident turned the gun over to investigators who later determined that the gun had been reported stolen in Pine Bluff.
Judge Kim Bridgforth set a cash bond of $250,000 cash only after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with first-degree murder, theft of a credit card, being a felon in possession of a firearm and abuse of a corpse.