Investigation Continues Into Sharpton Murder

Erika Megan Sharpton

Investigators are continuing to wait on evidence from the state crime lab in the murder of 24-year-old Megan Sharpton. The burned body of the young Tullahoma nursing student was found July 2 on the side of Awalt Road in Franklin County. Her Ford Mustang was found later that day sitting the middle of Three Forks Bridge Road in Bedford County. Since then, investigators have interviewed a number of individuals and collected a several pieces of evidence involved with the case and have sent that evidence to the TBI Crime Lab in Nashville for analysis. Franklin County District attorney Mike Taylor has stated several times that he has received test results on some of the evidence but not all of the evidence and he is waiting for that testing to be completed. Meanwhile, the man whom Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller described as the “target” of the investigation, Donnie Jones, remains in the Coffee County Jail on charges of a felon being possession of a weapon. This after a search was conducted at his residence on Bel Aire Drive in Tullahoma by authorities.