LEXINGTON, S.C. — A South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children believed the kids “were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs,” according to an arrest warrant released Wednesday obtained by WLTX.
Timothy Jones Jr., is accused of killing his five children, then drove around with their bodies stuffed in plastic bags in his car for days.
Investigators say Jones picked up the kids, ages 1 to 8, from school and daycare, and that’s the last time they were seen.
According to the arrest warrant and WLTX, Jones then ordered his children out of his car at a Walmart because he “believed the children were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs.”
Investigators think the children were killed at their Lexington, S.C. home, and Jones dumped their bodies days later in Alabama.
Soon after, Jones was pulled over in Mississippi and officers found blood and directions on how to kill and mutilate bodies in the car, the warrant reports.
12 days after investigators think the murders happened, Jones led authorities to the bodies.
It’s reported that Jones has a history of mental illness.
Jones faces five counts of murder charges and is in a South Carolina jail.