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Fugitive Wanted in Dekalb Co for Homicide Arrested in Bulloch

After being on the lam for several months, a man wanted in Dekalb County in connection with a homicide was arrested Monday in Statesboro. Statesboro Police Department Impact Team had received information over the past couple of weeks that the fugitive, Ronnie Jones Jr, had returned to Statesboro. U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force had been working the case. They, along with SPD, located Jones and took him into custody. He remains at the Bulloch County Jail awaiting extradition to Dekalb County. A female associated with Jones was also arrested and charged with Hindering the Apprehension of a Fugitive.

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From SPD:

Over the past two weeks, officers assigned to SPD’s Impact Team received information that Ronnie Jones Jr (27, unknown address, Statesboro) had returned to Statesboro from the Atlanta area. Jones was wanted by authorities in Dekalb County for a homicide committed in that jurisdiction. He had been a fugitive for several months and his case was being worked by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Using information received from informants, officers and U.S. Marshals set up surveillance on locations believed to be associated with Jones. On 8/8/22, they observed a female associated with Jones, Charity Smith (27, East Olliff St, Statesboro) leaving Blakewood Apartments on East Olliff Street. Officers and Marshals conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and discovered Jones hiding in the back seat. He was taken into custody and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he awaits extradition to Dekalb County. A firearm was located in the vehicle as well. Smith was arrested and charged with Hindering the Apprehension of a Fugitive.

SPD thanks the U.S. Marshals for their assistance and hard work in bringing this violent felon to justice.

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