Police arrest man in deadly attack in Marionville, Mo.

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM CDT
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MARIONVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - Police say a disturbance led to the death of a man at a home in Marionville Tuesday night.

Police found Jess Davis, 50, dead inside a home in the 400 block of South Central. Police arrested Jamie Lee Godfrey, as the suspect in the case Wednesday afternoon. He is known to frequent the Marionville and Aurora area.

Jamie Lee Godfrey/Marionville/Aurora Police Dept.
Jamie Lee Godfrey/Marionville/Aurora Police Dept.(KY3)

Investigators say Davis had multiple lacerations. They say Davis and Godfrey know each other. Police say they found a weapon they believe was used in the killing. Police do not believe Godfrey is a threat to the public.

Neighbors describe suspicious activity at the house, with lots of traffic coming and going.

The Aurora and Marionville Police Department is working in conjunction with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department on the investigation.

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