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Teen pleads guilty to killing Spartanburg Co. fire commissioner

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Clayon Jones' 2017 booking photo (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Clayon Jones' 2017 booking photo (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
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A teenager has pleaded guilty to killing a Spartanburg County fire commissioner.

Clayton Jones, now 17, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and malicious injury to personal property after a jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict after deliberating for five hours.

Investigators said Jones gunned down George Rush in the carport outside Rush’s home in August 2016 as Rush, 60, was leaving for work.

Jones was reportedly high on acid at the time of the killing, per his brother.

Jones, just 16 at the time, was a rising sophomore at Boiling Springs High School.

Murray Glenn, a spokesperson for the solicitor’s office, said Jones will serve 8 years in prison and five years on home detention.

Jones is also required to earn his GED and will be subject to random drug testing when he is released from prison.

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