Thomas Mack Arnold, Sr, age 38, appeared in Cumberland County Criminal Court today charged with first-degree murder. He is accused of the fatal shooting of 63-year-old Billy Ray Jones at a residence on Christian Road on September 27, 2020. Arnold fled the scene and was stopped before sunrise the next day in south Georgia. He was extradited back to Cumberland County. The judge today set a return date of March 15, 2021 to hear an update from prosecutors and defense attorneys regarding the progression of the case.