Nebraska State Patrol arrests wife of Laurel quadruple homicide suspect

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested the wife of the man accused of killing four in Laurel.

Carrie Jones, the wife of Jason Jones, was arrested by troopers Friday morning, the patrol said in a press release.

Investigators said new information was discovered that showed Carrie played a role prior to the murders, according to the patrol.

She was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and being an accessory to a felony.

Carrie Jones was lodged in the Antelope County Jail.

On Aug. 4, the small town of about 1,000 was shocked when four community members were slain in their homes early in the morning.

Fires were started at both homes after the slayings, according to the patrol.

Evidence later led authorities to Jason Jones’ home, which started a standoff between him and the SWAT team.

Eventually, authorities entered the home and found him with severe burns.  He was taken to a Lincoln hospital before being lodged in jail.

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