A 25 year old man who had been arrested earlier this month on charges of leaving the scene of an accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist has been found dead of a gunshot wound in Hubbard.

Cody William Jones had been charged with failure to stop and render aid in the accident that occurred in June.

Cody William Jones

He had been arrested on a Waco Police Department warrant, booked into the McLennan County Jail August 15, and had posted $5000 bond and  released the same day.

Hubbard police had gotten a call about 6:45 a.m. Saturday saying someone at a residence in the 1000 block of State Highway 171 was threatening to shoot himself.

Police arrived at 6:59 a.m. with emergency medical personnel arriving shortly afterward.

Police said others were present at the locatio n, but  there had been no witnesses when the shot was fired.

A rifle was found next to the body.

The affidavit filed in support of the arrest warrant for Jones stated that investigators believed he was the driver of a vehicle that was going the wrong way in the 1900 block of North Jack Kultgen Expressway when he collided with the motorcycle.

Court papers said the vehicle involved belonged to a third party who gave police the name of the person driving.

Waco police had gotten the warrant August 9 and that there had been an agreement worked out for Jones to turn himself in.