Photo courtesy of Greene County Sheriff's Office

Man from Springfield Sentenced for 2021 Murder Charge

A man from Springfield will spend the next two decades in prison on charges of murder stemming from the shooting and killing of another man in 2021.

Prosecutors say Cody Browning was sentenced July 6 to 20 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Jacob Rowden.

According to investigators, the two men got into an argument in 2021 about a cell phone that Browning had allegedly bought that was found in Rowden’s pocket.

The disagreement escalated, as Browning shot Rowden under his left armpit. Two women attempted to help Rowden by performing CPR, but were unsuccessful.

Rowden was also given seven years in prison for the following charges, including:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Second-degree domestic assault
  • First-degree tampering with a motor vehicle

Court details didn’t indicate whether those sentences would be served concurrently with the murder charge or not.

Browning was 32-years-old at the time of the murder.