Chief Tommy Wright of the Trenton Police Department advises that Jameson Read, 24 of Trenton, has been charged with Second Degree Murder for the death of John Vencill, 54 of Trenton.
Members of the Trenton Police Department began investigating a missing personâ€™s incident during the evening hours of Friday, July 5th, 2013. During the course of the investigation, Police were able to determine that Read, a business associate of the victim, shot Vencill several times while the two were at Readâ€™s home in the 2300 block of Speedway, Trenton.
Wright advised that Read then placed Vincell into the victimâ€™s vehicle, drove to a remote portion of Sullivan County, and dumped the vehicle and victim into a farm pond.
Wright advises that on July 6th, 2013, they recovered a partially submerged motor vehicle in a pond in Sullivan County. The motor vehicle contained the body of a John Vencill.
Read is currently in custody at the Grundy County Jail on a Grundy County warrant for Murder 2nd Degree and has no bond.
A second subject who was arrested on July 6th has been released and is not suspected to have participated in the homicide.