Murder Charge Filed In Ripley County

The charge stems from a homicide investigation in Holton.

Jordan Knudson. Photo provided.

(Ripley County, Ind.) - A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Krissy Jones. 

Jones was found dead inside a home on North County Road 700 West in Holton on January 11. The initial investigation indicated that Jones was the victim of a homicide. 

On Monday, Jordan Knudson was charged with Murder (Level 1 Felony) in Ripley County Circuit Court. 

According to a probable cause affidavit, the cause of Jones' death was result of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Further evidence showed that the gunshot wounds were made by a .410 caliber gun. 

Knudson's parents had purchased a .410 pump shotgun and three boxes of shells in July 2020. According to court documents, the gun went missing from the Knudson residence on the day of Jones' death, along with a box of shells. 

A search warrant was conducted at the Knudson residence on January 12. Detectives say they located evidence of .410 shotgun shells recovered from a burn site, in addition to an unspent .410 shotgun shell on the floor of the basement. 

On January 19, ISP Versailles Post received a letter in the mail. The letter was anonymous and suggested who may currently have the .410 shotgun. The writing was made by an instrument having red ink. Further examination of the letter revealed a latent fingerprint, which was identified to be Jordan Knudson's. 

The investigation also revealed Jones' medical records, which showed that she was present at the ER on December 15, 2020 with left side head pain and knots on the left side of her head. She told medical personnel, "he hits me in the head 'cause it doesn't bruise as bad." 

Jones reported being physically abused frequently with multiple episodes of being knocked out by her "boyfriend." She filed a Protective Order against Knudson in December 2020. According to court documents, the Protective Order was granted but never formally served to Knudson. He told ISP detectives that he was aware of the order at or near the time Jones filed it. 

Based on the findings presented in Ripley Circuit Court, the court found that there was sufficient evidence for a warrant for the arrest of Jordan Knudson.

Bond for Knudson has been set at $2 million cash only

A Jury trial set for September 14

View the full probable cause affidavit here.

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