FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — An Oak Hill man will serve five years in prison for his role in a 2014 fire that killed two women.
Jonathan Lee Jones, 29, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah told the Register-Herald.
Jones and William Dixon Sr., 57, were both charged in connection with the March 2014 house fire. Deputies said Cheryl Ward and Jamie Castillo both died from injuries sustained during the blaze.
Harrah says Jones testified that Dixon struck one of the females in the head and started the fire in the living room of the house. It’s unclear what Jones’ involvement was.
Harrah says Dixon’s trial date hasn’t been set yet due to a medical condition.