Elderly Farmer Killed In Jones County

An elderly farmer was killed in what appears to be a farming accident.

Jones County deputies say the 74-year-old man was found dead early Friday morning by Lenoir County deputies. The apparent accident happened on Copeland Farm Road, which is near the Lenoir/Jones county line.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was found dead behind his home.

While there does not appear to be any signs of foul play, deputies are still investigating the death.