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Jones will return to Virginia for murder trial

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By Staff Reports

INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County authorities received word late last Friday that murder suspect Matthew Jones will be extradited to Virginia to stand trial for charges related to his girlfriend’s death last year.

A news release from Grayson Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught said that “secured bond requirements on Matthew Jones’ North Carolina charges in Randolph and Richmond counties have been released, the governor’s warrant seeking extradition to Virginia has been served on Mr. Jones and he has waived an extradition hearing.”
Jones is charged in the death of Desia Rae George, who was found dead on a roadside after she went missing for a month. Jones was among the last to see her alive.
Shortly after Jones disappeared from the Grayson area, he was arrested and charged with a bank robbery in Ramseur, N.C. He has been held in a North Carolina jail since last summer.
Vaught said the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office will arrange to take Jones into custody and return him to New River Valley Regional Jail this week. “Specific times, schedules, evidence or other information will not be released,” Vaught added.