In July of 2015, Daniel Lamar Jones was arrested over injuries sustained to the two-year-old daughter of his girlfriend. Police alleged he made a suicide attempt while in a holding cell. Then he escaped from a second-floor interrogation room at City Hall and hid in the basement. Eventually, he was subdued with a stun gun after battling police. He was charged with escape, resisting law enforcement, and two counts of battery on law enforcement. He was given a $25k bond and faced twelve years in prison.
In March of 2016, Daniel Lamar Jones, then 20, pleaded guilty to felony escape as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to “time served” for 228 days spent in the county jail.
In January of 2017, Daniel Lamar Jones, then 21, was arrested for armed robbery. Police say he was invited into a home but then pulled a gun and threatened to murder everyone inside. He robbed a 68-year-old woman of her pain medication. Jones was charged with a level 3 felony that carried nine years in prison. He was released on a $20k bond.
Then, nine months later, he was arrested for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house. Police say he trashed the home, hid the ashes of her deceased mother, and then texted pictures to the woman. He was charged with residential entry and criminal mischief and released on a $5k bond.
Just two months after that, in January of 2018, he led police on a high-speed car chase after they tried to pull him over for a broken headlight. He eventually wrecked his car and fought with the police. They had to use a stun gun to subdue him. Police found heroin, meth, and a loaded gun. Jones was charged with multiple counts of possession, multiple counts of resisting, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. He was released on a $22,500 bond.
In June of 2018, he was arrested again for resisting law enforcement.
After that, his local newspaper stops reporting on him. There are no reports of any trials or sentencing hearings or anything. The media never reported on him again until a few days ago.
Police say Jones, now 27, befriended Kyler Musick, 19. On July 13th, 2022, he allegedly shot Musick in a park and wrapped his body in plastic. Then he went to Musick’s family home and allegedly killed two more people during a home invasion.
Kyndra Swift, Musick’s 51-year-old great aunt, and Malcolm Purdue, Musick’s 61-year-old grandfather, were killed.
Devin Xavier Myers, a 27-year-old Black male, has also been arrested as Jones’ accomplice. He was on parole at the time of the murders. Both Jones and Myers are were denied bond. Police say there is another unnamed suspect.
All across America, violent thugs are being coddled by the judicial system, over and over, until they eventually escalate to murder.