Man Charged in Emery County Murder Case


ECSO Press Release

The Emery County Attorney’s Office has filed charges on Brandon Michael Samples, a 37-year-old male, for his alleged involvement in the murder of William Randy Jones.

On May 2, 2019, the Emery County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body located in the Mohrland area of Emery County. Officers responded and began their investigation. It was determined the deceased was 61-year-old William Randy Jones, who had died of blunt force trauma.

The investigation led to Brandon Michael Samples as the primary suspect. Samples, who is on parole on an unrelated matter, was taken into custody shortly after the incident and placed in custody in the Utah State Prison while the investigation was ongoing.

Brandon Samples has now been charged with murder; obstructing justice (three counts); and abuse or desecration of a human body. Samples remains in custody at the Utah State Prison.

This is the only information available for release at this time.

scroll to top