Wednesday, June 17, 2020

What Does It Take to Get Locked Up in Hinds?

$20,000 bond for murder. What could go wrong?

The tale of the Age of T'Quarius Jones is one for the books, even for the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  Prosecutors are going to ask Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten to revoke the murder suspect's bond today after he participated in a shootout while free on bond. 

JPD arrested T-Q two years ago for allegedly killing his cousin.  His cousin's body was shot over 20 times. WLBT reported April 30, 2018:

The suspect accused of shooting his cousin to death Monday night appeared in court Tuesday morning.

18-year-old T'Quarius Orion Jones pleaded not guilty after being charged with the murder of 20-year-old Justin Harper.

Police say the shooting happened on Cameron Street shortly after 5 p.m. A disagreement between the two men led to a fight.

An officer testified that Jones started a verbal fight with Harper and the two decided to go outside to settle things physically. After the fight, they went back inside and Jones later shot the victim 20 times with an assault rifle.

Jones was denied bond. Article & video.
Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green lowered his bond to only $20,000 on May 8, 2019 even though he was charged with murder.   A Hinds County grand jury indicted T-Q for first degree murder on May 16, 2019.  However, Judge Adrienne Wooten refused to increase his bond and let it remain at $20,000.  The victim's family was not happy.  WLBT reported June 19, 2019:

According to Attorney Warren Martin, Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Adrienne Wooten denied the state’s request to increase a $20,000 bond for a first-degree murder suspect Wednesday. Wooten clarified that she did not set the bond.....
Judge Wooten also denied the state’s request to make him wear an ankle monitor.

Attorney Martin’s office represents the Harper family.

He sent a press release Wednesday, stating that the family is “deeply hurt and disappointed by Judge Wooten’s decision to allow T’Quaris Jones to remain free for a $20,000.00 bond for a charge of first degree murder.” Article.
 Fast forward to March.  T-Q got into a shootout with some other hoodlums at Sykes Manor Apartments.  A police report states:

Mr. Jones stated that the black male exited the Charger and stated "What you doing out here, you shot my cousin". Mr. Jones stated that he killed black male, Justin Harper in April of 2018. Mr. Jones stated that the black male began to fire several shots at him. Mr. Jones stated that he took cover on the passenger side of his vehicle and returned fire from his Glock 17. Mr. Jones stated while returning fire, another unknown black male approached him &om behind and began to fire shots at him. Mr. Jones stated that he was struck in the right ankle. Mr. Jones stated that it was at this time he ran to his house at 3318 Rickay Drive. Mr. Jones stated that he was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Mr. Jones stated that he did not recognize either suspect. When asked where his gun was at, he stated that he had given it to his friend Shawn Dixon,  black male.
The police officers gave him..... drum roll......... a Mississippi Victims Bill of Rights Packet.   T-Q's father later delivered the Glock to JPD headquarters.

Assistant District Attorney Sue Perry filed a motion to revoke T-Q's bond on May 27.  However, T-Q was so outraged over the George Floyd homicide (and don't even think of bringing up that case in comments) that he allegedly took it upon himself to attempt to rob a gun store in Atlanta. 

Per our conversation here are the screenshots from Mr. Jones's Facebook account showing him in Atlanta this weekend.  At approximately 0700 on May 30, 2020, the car in this picture, along with 2 other vehicles approached a Federally licensed firearms dealer that had been burglarized during the overnight looting.  One of those vehicles had previously driven by the business shortly before daybreak and returned with Mr. Jones's car and a third vehicle.  The occupants of all three vehicles were wearing masks to  conceal their identities.  Upon arriving at the business, the occupants realized that ATF was on scene and vehicles fled the area at a high rate of speed.  The vehicles were surveilled by other ATF Agents who were positioned further down the street.  I have attached a photo of the back of the vehicle which was driven by Mr. Jones.  Immediately after this photograph was taken ATF Agents activated the emergency lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop and Mr. Jones accelerated to  over 100 mph and ran multiple red lights to elude our Agents.  The ATF Agents ceased their surveillance due to the danger to the  public as this occurred in the crowded Buckhead District of Atlanta.  Approximately 5 minutes later the surveillance unit reacquired the vehicle driven by Mr. Jones.  When he realized that the surveillance unit was behind him, he entered a residential area at speeds of over 100 mph so the surveillance was terminated due to the danger to the public.

The vehicle driven by Mr. Jones is a rental car that was rented by the mother of one of Mr. Jones's deceased friends in Mississippi.  If you review Mr. Jones's public Face book account, you will find the other attached photo that Mr. Jones posted announcing his trip to Atlanta.  Also, there is a screenshot taken from a video that Mr. Jones posted on the afternoon following his eluding ATF Agents.  In the video, Mr. Jones and his associates are eating lunch in Atlanta.  The restaurant is located approximately 1 mile from the scene of the burglary and is located on the very same stretch of Piedmont Avenue where he first eluded ATF Agents.  The orange Dodge Charger is visible parked in the background. 
At this time we have no evidence to directly connect Mr. Jones to  this crime, but based on his bond status we believe that this information would be of interest to the DA's office.  If Mr. Jones is taken into custody please advise me as we would be interested in interviewing Mr. Jones....
Ms. Perry filed an amended motion to revoke his bond on June 2. Judge Wooten will hold a bond revocation hearing at 2 PM today.

Kingfish note: Yet another example of how dysfunctional the Hinds County criminal justice system is.  Don't expect Chowke and Rukia to say one word about this crap.


Anonymous said...

“ T'Quarius” It’s like his parents wanted him to not have any job prospects.

Anonymous said...

Free T'Quarius.

What's he done to any of you?

Anonymous said...

Tomie Green- the gift that keeps on giving.

Anonymous said...

NO ONE and I mean no one has done more to harm Hinds County than Judge Green and her many "blessings."

Anonymous said...

I never want to see judge green wearing a black lives matter shirt. Clearly black lives mean nothing to her as she shows daily by her decisions. Actions speak louder than words judge.

Anonymous said...

Nothing will suffice other than vigilante justice. Nothing. This cretin is exactly what BLM and the Defund movements hope will take over every city.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the people of NW ATL will not be too happy if they learn about this. I'm sure NW ATL has sixth graders smarter than Judge Green, literally smarter, probably the whole sixth grade class at Westminster.

Maybe someone should tell CNN about this. They would probably call it fake news. Do they even truly consider ATL their headquarters anymore?

Anonymous said...

Aw, a shootout at Sykes Manor, less than a thousand feet from the house I grew up in.

Anonymous said...

It's accepted as cultural. But you suburbanites better think twice before you decide to defend yourself or your property.

Anonymous said...

Hang tight while we look and see who donated to their campaigns. Just like people are expelling any and everything that has any association with racism, we have to hammer the people that donate to these judges campaigns. He who screams the loudest gets heard. Only way to get her and them out of office.

Anonymous said...

Tomie Green has only had opposition in one election over 20 years. The citizens must like what she does, as she keeps getting reelected.

Kingfish said...

Yup. That is why I laugh at the vigils and rallies. The Hinds County voters keep putting these judges in office and expect different results. After awhile, it's on them.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn’t the first question that is asked be, “Why hadn’t he gone to trial in the intervening two years?”

Anonymous said...

9:08 AM

Anonymous said...

that's incorrect June 17, 2020 at 10:44 AM. we suburbanites don't live in hinds county. we live in rankin and madison counties. and i can pretty much guarantee that if i have to defend myself, my family, or my property from one or more of hinds county's blessed youths, a jury of my peers will rule in my favor. stay out of hinds county, and you won't be subject to the hinds county justice system if something were to happen. also, it is not incumbent upon me to think twice before i defend myself, my family, or my property. it is incumbent upon the little piece of shit that made a long series of bad decisions to think twice before putting me in a position where i have to defend myself, my family or my property.

Anonymous said...

Hold her campaign contributors accountable for her incompetence. These are the people in your community that think Tomie Green is doing a good job as they contributed to the Committee to Re-Elect Tomie Green:

Contributor Name:Danny Cupit
Contributor Name:Brent Hazzard
Contributor Name:Dennis Sweet III
Contributor Name:John Stevens
Contributor Name:Richard Molpus Jr.
Contributor Name:Howard Catchings
Contributor Name:William Kirksey
Contributor Name:Tom Wallace
Contributor Name:James Thrasher
Contributor Name:Geraldine Bender
Contributor Name:Robert Gibbs
Contributor Name:W. James Lewis
Contributor Name:Abby Robinson
Contributor Name:Annyce Campbell-Butler
Contributor Name:Fred L. Banks
Contributor Name:Danny Cupit
Contributor Name:Brent Hazzard
Contributor Name:Fred L. Banks
Contributor Name:Jody Owens
Contributor Name:Aafram Sellers
Contributor Name:Alvin Rembert
Contributor Name:Rayford Chambers
Contributor Name:Elnora Travis
Contributor Name:Jamie Travis
Contributor Name:Wayne E. Ferrell Jr.
Contributor Name:C. Victor Welch III
Contributor Name:Dorsey Carson
Contributor Name:Marvin L. Henderson
Contributor Name:Bill Queen
Contributor Name:Mark Wise
Contributor Name:LeRoy Walker Jr.
Contributor Name:Derick Simmons
Contributor Name:Errick Simmons
Contributor Name:Kenneth Green
Contributor Name:Abby Robinson
Contributor Name:Annyce Campbell-Butler
Contributor Name:Regina Quinn
Contributor Name:E. Carlos Tanner III
Contributor Name:Alma Fisher
Contributor Name:Allison Kelly
Contributor Name:Bryant Guy
Contributor Name:Booker T. Jones
Contributor Name:W. James Lewis
Contributor Name:Dianne Hill
Contributor Name:Felecia Perkins
Contributor Name:Jonathan Eichelberger
Contributor Name:Robert Johnson
Contributor Name:Andrew Jenkins
Contributor Name:Robert Wilkins
Contributor Name:Mike Morgan
Contributor Name:John Walker
Contributor Name:Thandi Wade
Contributor Name:Merrida Coxwell
Contributor Name:Timothy Davis
Contributor Name:Lisa Ross
Contributor Name:T. Mark Sledge
Contributor Name:Willie Magee
Contributor Name:Michael Moore
Contributor Name:Wilbur Colom
Contributor Name:Whitman Johnson
Contributor Name:Deshun Martin
Contributor Name:Natalie Brookins-Reddix
Contributor Name:Willie Bozeman
Contributor Name:Vivian Henley
Contributor Name:Charlene Priester
Contributor Name:Rajita Moss
Contributor Name:John Giddens
Contributor Name:Warren Martin
Contributor Name:John Corlew
Contributor Name:Danny Cupit
Contributor Name:Crymes Pittman

Anonymous said...

KF said "What Does It Take to Get Locked Up in Hinds?

Defend yourself or your business with a gun while being white.

Anonymous said...

What is the definition of Insanity. See definition under Hinds County and City of Jackson, MS.

Anonymous said...

A hilarious number of plaintiff's attorneys featured on her donor list. No shock there.

Anonymous said...

11:46 for the win!

Anonymous said...

@11:46 AM,

Exactly! You stole my take on this.

Anonymous said...

I suspect the attorneys who practice in front of Judge Green contribute to her re-election campaigns out of fear that their clients won't get a fair shake if they don't. She's the only judge who has made feel that I was literally wasting my breath because she didn't know me (and was friends with opposing counsel). Her Court Administrator ignored repeated requests for a hearing date and wouldn't respond to emails.

Anonymous said...

How many of those donors are criminal defense attorneys that appear in front of the judge?

Anonymous said...

There appears to be a new mutation that has infected many on this site. Tomie Derangement Syndrome proves to be even more infectious than the lumamba precursor.

Anonymous said...

I live in Jackson and I think tomie has blood on her hands. Chokwe is clueless just like he was in grade school with me at st. Joe

Anonymous said...

How much did each contribute?

Anonymous said...

2:12- Aren't you so clever.

Anonymous said...

Danny Cupit? The owner of Fenian's?

First he fires possibly the best bartender in the entire state and now I find out he gives money to Judge Green.

Does he realize how many former Fenian's regulars have left Jackson probably due to the crime? Something that Judge Green is partially responsible for.

Anonymous said...

@2:33 you can look that up on the MS Sec of State's website under campaign finance reports. Varying amounts between $250-$1500. Several have donated multiple times.

PittPanther said...

It's been 2 years, yet no trial? For murder?

That delay is the real crime.

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