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Jamey Allen interview

Monday, February 5, 2024 – 10:30 a.m.

Jamey Allen delivered pizza to Blake Jenson's party.

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy interviewed him at the Yoknatpatawpha County Sheriff's Department.


  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Jamey Allen

Detective Armstrong: Thank you for coming in. Have a seat over there.

Jamey Allen: How can I help? This whole thing is horrible.

Detective Armstrong: Would you state your name and address for the record?

Jamey Allen: Yes. My name is James Maddox Allen, but everyone calls me Jamey, and I live at 1506 Jackson Avenue, Oxford.

Detective Armstrong: Do you know Bree Paxton?

Jamey Allen: Bree's my girlfriend. She's all messed up over what happened to Blake. We both are.

Detective Armstrong: Were you at Blake's party with Bree?

Jamey Allen: Nah. I had to work last night, but I do go to Blake's parties with Bree when I'm not working.

Detective Armstrong: Where do you work, Jamey?

Jamey Allen: Papa John's. I delivered the food that night.

Detective Armstrong: What time was that?

Jamey Allen: It was between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. I have to keep a record of the time for each stop I make when I deliver the food. I have my record book if you need to see it.

Detective Murphy: We don't need to see your book right now, but we might ask for it later.

Jamey Allen: Anytime.

Detective Murphy: Who answered the door at Blake's when you brought the pizza last night?

Jamey Allen: No one. I don't knock at Blake's. I just open the door and yell, "Food's here," and then I take the order on into the kitchen.

Detective Murphy: Did it bother you that Bree was at the party while you couldn't be?

Jamey Allen: Well, I'd prefer that she wait for me to get off work so we could go together. I think Blake probably hit on her when she went without me.

Detective Murphy: Why would he do that?

Jamey Allen: Blake was a big show-off. He used to be a nice guy, but once he got so hot at Guitar Hero, he bragged all the time about how good he was and how no one could beat him. Don't misunderstand. I still call him a friend, but I would have loved to see someone beat him.

Detective Armstrong: Sounds like you were jealous.

Jamey Allen: Nah. I play the game pretty good, too. It's just that anytime his band played anywhere, every girl in the joint screamed and flirted with him. When you add that to all the Guitar Hero bragging, it was ridiculous. He became so conceited. It made me mad.

Detective Armstrong: So, did Bree flirt with Blake, too?

Jamey Allen: I never saw it, and I'd dump her if she did. Who wants to be with a girl that flirts with another guy? Not me!

Detective Armstrong: Did you notice anything different last night?

Jamey Allen: You mean with Bree? No.

Detective Armstrong: That's strange. Bree told us that you got a little miffed with her when you saw she had brought some specially baked goodies for Blake.

Jamey Allen: Oh, I forgot all about that. That lasted about two seconds. But she should have told me. It bothered me, but then she explained.

Detective Murphy: What did she tell you?

Jamey Allen: She said she thought it was a nice thing to do since Blake loved breadsticks, but he couldn't eat the ones we sell because of the lactose thing. She said Blake always invited us to the parties, so she thought it would be a nice gesture in return. I still didn't like it, but I let it go.

Detective Armstrong: What about the rest of the people? Was anything different with any of them or out of the ordinary?

Jamey Allen: Nah. They got their food and drinks, as usual. And paid me, of course. Oh, I saw a couple of guys there that I had never seen at Blake's parties. I heard someone call one of them "Stix." I don't know what the other one's name was.

Detective Armstrong: Did you go into the rec room at Blake's?

Jamey Allen: No, I didn't. I talked with Bree for a minute, but I couldn't fool around, or my boss would've fired me for being late with the rest of my deliveries. People can really get angry if their orders are late.

Detective Armstrong: Do you make a habit of arriving late with the deliveries?

Jamey Allen: One time. That was enough. I need my job.

Detective Armstrong: So, were you still there when the lights went out?

Jamey Allen: Not really. I think I saw the lights go out when I was pulling out of the driveway, but I didn't stop.

Detective Armstrong: You had deliveries to make.

Jamey Allen: Right.

Detective Murphy: Okay, thanks for talking to us, Jamey. You can go now, but we may need to contact you again.

Jamey Allen: Okay. See ya.

Interview ended – 10:52 a.m.


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