Wanted Murder Suspect Found in Hobbs, NM 9/11/13
Lea County Drug Task Force
On September 6, 2013 an agent of the Lea County Drug Task Force received information indicating that an individual currently residing in Hobbs, New Mexico was living under an assumed identity and was possibly wanted for the crime of murder.
Upon initiating an investigation agents learned that David Jenkins had been utilizing a false social security number and had failed to provide his date of birth to an employer while attempting to integrate himself into the area. The investigation also revealed that he had raised the suspicions of at least one other individual in the area.
On September 10, 2013, agents of the Lea County Drug Task Force located David Jenkins on a jobsite at 2205 Gary Lane in Hobbs. During the encounter David Jenkins was positively identified as David Gordan Jenkins (46 YOA).
It was also discovered that he was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for his involvement in the murder of Corey Nathaniel Matthews. According to information obtained by the Lea County Drug Task Force, on March 24, 2013, Matthews was found deceased in an open corn field off Johnson Cemetery Road in Cowan, Tennessee.
According to officials in Tennessee the subjects that participated in the homicide are believed to be members of both the Aryan Nation and Aryan Brotherhood. Both of which are white supremacists organizations.
David Gordan Jenkins was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants related to First Degree Murder, Felony Murder, Probation Violation and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution. He was booked into the Lea County Detention Facility and is awaiting extradition to the State of Tennessee.
Prior to his arrest David Gordan Jenkins was on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.